Murphy's Revenge

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Murphy's Revenge
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Author Colin Bateman
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesMartin Murphy novels
Genre Crime, Dark comedy
Publisher Headline
Publication date
4 April 2005 (2005-04-04)
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Softcover)
Pages314
ISBN 9780755309221
OCLC 58841667
Preceded by Murphy's Law
(2005)' 

Murphy's Revenge is the second novel of the Martin Murphy series by Northern Irish author, Colin Bateman, published on 4 April 2005 through Headline Publishing Group. [1]

Contents

Plot

Martin Murphy is an undercover policeman currently working in London. He is assigned to investigate a support group for the friends and family of rape and murder victims, named Confront, as it appears they are planning and carrying out revenge killings.

Characters

Reception

The novel was well received. Sarah Broadhurst, of Lovereading stated "Murphy is a pleasing, laid-back character with a dry wit and lots of heart"; stating of the novel as a whole, "it's great". [2] Reviewing for the Daily Mirror , Henry Sutton stated that "this is Bateman on top form once again". [3] Lorna Reid, for the Irish Independent , commented on the strength and believability of the characters in the novel; the "emotionally and physically" messy Murphy, the "bleakness of the interaction" between Murphy and his widowed sister Kate; and "Murphy's sounding board on moral issues", a priest and child-hood friend known only as McBride. Reid called the novel a "fast-paced thriller", and stated that "the ending, as with all good thrillers is unexpected, and leaves fans wishing to hear more of Murphy's exploits". [4]

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References

  1. "Murphy's Revenge (Book, 2005)". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  2. "Murphy's Revenge by Colin Bateman". Lovereading UK. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  3. Sutton, Henry (15 April 2005). "Book Reviews: Confrontation; Murphy's Revenge by Colin Bateman". Daily Mirror. TheFreeLibrary.com. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. Reid, Lorna (30 April 2005). "Bateman back with a bang - Analysis, Opinion". Irish Independent. Retrieved 4 May 2012.