JOHN HARVEY MURRAY – AUTHOR

JOHN HARVEY MURRAY BSC (ECON) CPFA

About Me

I write crime fiction. My main character is usually an amateur detective.

I also write blogs, articles and books on various subjects, notably risk and management and about matters relating to faith. I write historical fiction using a pseudonym and usually include a murder mystery in those novels too.

I love animals, especially horses, and nature generally.

I enjoy reading and writing mysteries, especially whodunits.

If you share my loves, I hope you will enjoy my writing.

AM I ONE OF MY CHARACTERS?

No. I do, however, usually give my central character certain of my characteristics, but there are always some important differences too. It is important to be able to identify with your hero to a certain extent.

WHY AN AMATEUR DETECTIVE?

I enjoy a lot of modern police fiction, but I think the use of forensic science, databases and profiling, which things I applaud in real life, can push out the old-fashioned low-tech methods of investigating crime, whereas an amateur detective has to get back to basics. Thinking about amateur detectives also reminds us that fighting wrong cannot be left entirely up to the police. We can all play our part to some extent.

What I do

Writing

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.

My Writing Blog

Blog

Forensics in Fiction & Real Life

  The Magic of Forensics in Fiction The subject of forensics has captivated readers and audiences for decades. They give a fascinating glimpse into the meticulous world of crime-solving. From the pages of detective novels to the gritty realism of true crime...

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AI is here!

AI means 'Artificial Intelligence' AI once meant Artificial Insemination, but times change. How did I discover AI (in the new sense)? In April I joined a free webinar AI for Writers which took place over five days for several hours a day. Each session lasted a half...

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‘Death Message’, by Damien Boyd – review

Death Message Death Message is a detective novel featuring DI Nick Dixon, the main character in a series by Damien Boyd. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I set out below my more detailed comments. The Plot Death Message is a fast-paced murder mystery with a variety...

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