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Murphy's Law


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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery

A brilliantly repackaged reissue of this popular novel featuring Detective Martin Murphy, from the acclaimed screen-writer, journalist and novelist Bateman.

His thick and fast-growing medical file says he should be retired but Detective Martin Murphy wants to get back on the streets, doing what he does best.

Murphy has been given one last chance. After a terrible experience working undercover in Northern Ireland, he's in London and about to fail another psychological assessment. While his life spirals out of control, his boss sends him back undercover to expose a gang of diamond thieves who have just burnt a security guard alive. As he gets closer to the gang leader, Murphy realises their plans are more ambitious and more deadly than anyone expected...

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Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, DIVORCING JACK, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films DIVORCING JACK and WILD ABOUT HARRY and the popular TV series MURPHY'S LAW starring James Nesbitt. Bateman lives in Ireland with his family.

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