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


‘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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A Short History of Crime Fiction

A Short History of Crime Fiction

Are you searching for the history of crime fiction novels? You have come to the right place! This latest blog will explain everything you need to know about the history of crime fiction novels. Crime fiction, a genre that's all about suspenseful narratives and clever...

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Words have power – try learning Mahjong!

Words should matter - not only to writers Words influence how we think and what we do. For us writers, words are obviously the tools of our trade, but other people use them all the time too. It is easy to forget how important they are and how we could use them better....

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