The Key to a Murder

The Key to a Murder is the title of my latest book which I have just published. It is not in the Accounting for Murder series. However, like those books, I have set it mostly in Cardiff and it features another amateur detective. This is a young man studying theology, intending to train as a vicar. He has intellectual and emotional conflicts. That’s before he tries to investigate his father’s murder.


About Me

I write blogs, articles, newsletters, and books on various subjects, notably risk and management. I also write about matters relating to faith. I am currently in the process of writing a work of fiction.

John Harvey Murray

What I do


I am fascinated by words and have studied different foreign languages. In my career I have been required to write a variety of texts, and continue to write about a range of subjects in blogs, articles, newsletters, and books.

My Writing Blog


How are Animals Used in Novel Writing?

How are Animals Used in Novel Writing?

Time to discuss the elephant in the room? Have you ever wondered about the unique literary presence of our four-legged friends and creatures of the wild? Animals in novels have long been a staple, serving various roles, from companions to symbols of societal traits....

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British Citizenship on Test

British Citizenship - what test? British Citizenship requires passing a test in knowledge of the UK as well as an English language test, but what nobody tests is your Britishness. How far do you understand us Britons and how integrated are you? Some people think...

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‘Unnatural Death’ by Patricia Cornwell – a review

Unnatural Death is what? Unnatural Death is a murder mystery investigated by medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, the star of a long series of novels. The title refers not only to to the fact that the story is about a murder investigation, but also to the discovery of an...

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