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A Matter for the Jury

Ben Schroeder

FICTION

416 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: May 2015

ISBN 9781843442851

Rights: US & CA

Oldcastle Books Ltd (May 2015)
No Exit

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Overview

A sequel to A Higher Duty, from an author whose extensive legal experience provides authenticity to his legal thrillers1964 brings fresh challenges to Ben Schroeder, now a member of chambers headed by Bernard Wesley Queen's Counsel (QC). A courting couple have been attacked on the banks of the River Ouse near Ely. The news of beating, rape, and murder soon become sensational headlines. Schroeder is called to assist the defense but lead QC, Martin Hardcastle, has a reputation that goes before him. As the pressure mounts, talk of alcoholism fills the courtroom with Hardcastle's repeated absences and seemingly reckless actions risking the support of his team. And when a shock decision is made, it is left to Ben and his colleague, Jess, to deal with the consequences. With the case drawing mass media attention and public opinion turning against capital punishment, Schroeder must once again face the prejudice, scandal, and corruption of the brutal courtroom reality and its verdict on the fate of a man's life.

Reviews

"a page-turner recommended for anyone who enjoys courtroom fiction or the history of 20th century law"--Editor's Choice Review from Historical Novel Society, November 2015

Author Biography

Peter Murphy has had a career in the law, as an advocate and teacher, both in England and the United States. His legal work included a number of years in The Hague as defense counsel at the Yugoslavian War Crimes Tribunal. He is the author of A Higher Duty, Removal, and Test of Resolve.