"a story that captures the zeitgeist of a turbulent time in British history." --Publishers Weekly, 12/21/2015
"An excellent read from start to finish and highly recommended." --Historical Novels Review on A Higher Duty
"David Baldacci fans will best appreciate Removal." --Publishers Weekly on Removal
"provides fascinating insight into the factors contributing to the making of a spy during WWII and the Cold War." --Historical Novels Review, May 2016 issue
The third Ben Schroeder legal thriller
1965. The British Establishment is reeling after a series of defections and acts of treachery by high-ranking Intelligence Officers. When Francis Hollander, an American academic, accuses Sir James Digby QC, a Baronet and a leader of the Bar, of being a Soviet spy, Digby retains Ben Schroeder and his head of Chambers to represent him. At first, it seems to be a simple case of libel, but as evidence starts to emerge of Digby’s association with the Cambridge Spies, and as MI6 becomes involved, Ben 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?
If you are a fan of John Grisham, and enjoyed BBC One’s legal drama Silk, then you’ll love Peter Murphy's And Is The Still Honey for Tea?
'An intelligent amalgam of spy story and legal drama' - Times
'A story that captures the zeitgeist of a turbulent time in British history' - Publishers Weekly
'Murphy's clever legal thriller revels in the chicanery of the English law courts of the period' - Independent
'There’s tradecraft of the John le Carre kind, but also a steely authenticity in the legal scenes... gripping' - ICLR