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And is There Still Honey for Tea? by Peter Murphy

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The third in the Ben Schroeder Legal Thriller series. It's 1965, the British Establishment is reeling after a series of defections and acts of treachery by high-ranking intelligence officers. At first, it seems to be a simple case of libel, but as evidence starts to emerge of Sir James Digby’s association with the Cambridge spies, and as MI6 becomes involved, Ben Schroeder can no longer be sure that he can save Digby from prosecution and ruin. To obtain vital evidence, Ben will have to put his career at risk. But will it be enough?

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. This is one of a series of legal thrillers set in the mid-1960s. The depiction of the social structure of the time and the professional structure of the Bar and its members is thought provoking. Within it, the author weaves three strands together: the establishment figure who appears to have been libelled, the main character, who is involved with a female solicitor an action that could cost him his career, and the defections of the Cambridge Spy ring. The narrative is thought-provoking and well written; the author highly experienced, well informed, and sufficiently skilled to transport his readers into an evolving legal situation.
~ John Murphie

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And is There Still Honey for Tea? by Peter Murphy

When Francis Hollander, an American academic, accuses Sir James Digby QC, a baronet and leader of the Bar, of being a Soviet spy, Digby retains Ben Schroeder and his head of Chambers to represent him.

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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Publication date

23rd April 2015


Peter Murphy

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No Exit Press an imprint of Oldcastle Books Ltd


352 pages


Crime / Mystery
Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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Political / legal thriller



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