Author of the Clara Pascal, Rickman & Foster, and Rowan & Palmer series

Margaret Murphy

Hello, and thanks for dropping by!

I write psychological novels, most of which have been published worldwide. Just out from Joffe Books is Darkness Falls, the first in the Clara Pascal series. This series is set in the pretty Roman-walled city of Chester in north west England, right on the Welsh border. Keep a look out, too, for the Rickman & Foster series which has the grittier urban setting of Liverpool as a backdrop. And I have another two brand new novels almost ready to go: the third in the Rickman & Foster series, and the first in a brand new series (more on these two projects soon!).  My novels have been shortlisted for the ‘First Blood’ critics award and CWA Dagger in the Library, and I am a CWA Short Story Dagger and Red Herring award winner. Feel free to explore – and do keep in touch via the contacts page, or social media – I love to hear from readers!

Margaret Murphy


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My books

Darkness Falls by Margaret Murphy

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls CLARA PASCAL HAS IT ALL She’s beautiful, successful and a devoted mother. People want to be her. THEN IT’S SNATCHED AWAY Now, robbed of everything that gives her life meaning, she lies chained to the stone wall of a dark cellar – without food, warmth, or sleep, without even the...

Weaving Shadows by Margaret Murphy

Weaving Shadows

Weaving Shadows Traumatized by her recent experience as a kidnap victim, Clara Pascal is trying hard to keep the shadows of the past at bay.  Her marriage is suffering, as is her relationship with her daughter. Her criminal law caseload has slowed to a trickle, and she’s barely getting by...


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