1 July 1969. The Investiture of the new Prince of Wales.
When Arianwen Hughes is arrested driving with a home-made bomb near Caernarfon Castle, her case seems hopeless. Her brother Caradog, her husband Trevor, and their friend Dafydd are implicated in the plot, the evidence against them damning. Ben Schroeder’s reputation as a barrister is riding high after the cases of Billy Cottage (A Matter for the Jury) and Sir James Digby (And is there Honey Still for Tea?). But defending Arianwen will be his greatest challenge yet. Trevor may hold the only key to her defence, but he is nowhere to be found…
Critical Acclaim for The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr
A thought-provoking, intriguing unmasking of court room sparring and Welsh nationalism in this novel set in the 1960's.- Liz Robinson, Lovereading [read the full review]
All the details of barristerial life, the rules of ethics and evidence, the social attitudes and the courtroom procedure appropriate for the late 1960s period setting are pitch perfect ... the book raises very contemporary questions about the roots of radicalism, the motivations for terrorism and the conduct of the security services in combatting it.- Paul Magrath
The story illustrates and discusses effectively questions of nationalism and national identity. It is to the author's credit that this fiction sometimes reads and feels like a dramatic re-telling of a real event
- Jim Beaman, Crime Review [read the full review]
I have always enjoyed John Grisham over many years, but your stories bring the court room really to life.- Raymond Freed [read the full review]
Gripping court room sequences. It places the reader right in the heart of the court room. Your past experience as a barrister and a Judge lends itself so much to the authenticity of the story.
I have always enjoyed John Grisham over many years, but your stories bring the court room really to life.
Reader Reviews for The Heirs of Owain Glyndŵr
This book is well worth a read and well worth the 5 stars I have given. - C. Thompson,
This was the first book I have read of the Ben Schroeder series of books, I will certainly be going back to read the others - Jo Kirk, Real Readers
[The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr] gave a real insight into the Welsh attitudes towards their country and its language even today. I would recommend it. - Jan Kirk, Real Readers
I can assure readers a thrilling ride along the way as you immerse yourself in an intricate but always accessible plot. - Ray Taylor, Real Readers
The whole is a cleverly plotted, well-written novel, and I shall certainly be seeking out more of Peter Murphy’s work. Definitely recommended. - Katheryn Thomas , Real Readers
This novel is a must read for anyone who relishes a good courtroom drama. This story also has the advantage of being a mystery suspense with a wicked twist in the tale that I didn't see coming. - Jane Gilman, Real Readers