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The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr by Peter Murphy
  

The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   
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A thought-provoking, intriguing unmasking of court room sparring and Welsh nationalism in this novel set in the 1960’s. The author, former Crown Court Judge Peter Murphy, most certainly knows his backdrop, this is his fourth novel in the ‘Ben Schroeder Legal Thrillers’ series, yet it can easily be read as a standalone. Ben agrees to defend Arianwen Hughes, she has been arrested with her brother and friend in possession of a bomb just before the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle. Arianwen’s husband is implicated in the crime, yet he is nowhere to be found, Arianwen claims she is innocent, can Ben cement his reputation as an up-and-coming successful barrister? The story slowly slides into place between the court case and the background history, building the tension and encouraging you to question events. The court case is very detailed, if you've ever wondered about life in the courtroom and behind the scenes, then this is the novel for you. Even if you guess where the story is heading, ‘The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr’ is still a worthwhile, fascinating read. ~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr by Peter Murphy

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. . .

Reviews

Praise for Peter Murphy:

'Racy legal thrillers lift the lid on sex and racial prejudice at the bar' - Guardian

'Murphy's clever legal thriller revels in the chicanery of the English law courts of the
period' - Independent

'A story that captures the zeitgeist of a turbulent time in British history' - Publishers Weekly

'An intelligent amalgam of spy story and legal drama' - Times

About the Author

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy graduated from Cambridge University and spent a career in the law, as an advocate, teacher, and judge. He has worked both in England and the United States, and served for several years as counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague. Peter heralds from a predominantly Welsh family and spent a lot of time growing up in Wales. He has been a supporter of Welsh rugby ever since the glory days of the late 60s and early 70s. He has written six novels: two political thrillers about the US presidency, Removal and Test of Resolve; four legal thrillers featuring Ben Schroeder set in Sixties London, A Higher Duty, A Matter for the Jury, And is there Honey Still for Tea? and his latest, The Heirs of Owain Glyndwr.

Author photo © Chris Murphy

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Book Info

Publication date

25th August 2016

Author

Peter Murphy

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Author's Website

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Publisher

No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781843447863

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