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JD Murphy Author Book Event
Guest Bio

JD Murphy is an Australian author, based in Queensland and he often asks 'what is life without a good yarn?'. His first novel, The Arbor Girls, published in 2020 was considered one of the best first novels released by a new author and received good reception with reviewers and readers around the globe. JD Murphy's gripping second novel of a contemporary setting, examines the clashes possible between the cultures and faiths inherent in a freedom focused nation such as Australia. It is, above all, created to entertain readers. JD Murphy trusts that they will be wholesomely entertained by yet another acclaimed yarn.

JD Murphy Author Book Event

With JD Murphy

Join JD Murphy for this engaging and entertaining discussion on his books 'Mango' & 'The Arbor Girls'!

About Mango


She manages her 'patch' with her law book in one hand and the gift of compassion in the other.

A series of gruesome killings draw her deeper into the psychotic world of unknown enemies.

Her personal life is bleached of joy by tragedy.

She must prevail to retain her sanity and purpose of intent to stop the killings.

She knows in her heart that she will survive; that she has to muster her all to achieve expectations of herself - before darkness and insanity consume her...

About The Arbor Girls


Maeve Fossard, a nurse during the bombings of Bristol in WW1, wants to escape the pain and suffering around her. A trip to a pub and a chance meeting with a stranger named Colin, changes her life.

The shadow world of spies and politics becomes a reality. Through two World Wars, the Cold War and into the Sixties; from England to Australia, she encounters ultimate highs and soul sapping lows.

Every action has consequences.

Her companions, Margaret and Allison, their fates entwined, join a rich tapestry of characters in her endeavours to create an invisible dynasty of social reform which will continue through to the future and span the globe...

Event Details

The Bookshop at Caloundra

1/18 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia


This event is a Free Event



This is a gripping tale of murder, suspense, love and loss with a background of terrorism and international relations. The seemingly unrelated story lines are woven together with enough intrigue to have you guessing until the end how they all fit toget"

— Amanda, Beauty and Lace Book Club

"This is a gripping story, with so many themes throughout. It keeps you intrigued, and turning the pages well into the night! Plenty of twists and turns, as you make your way through the story. I am definitely keen to more read Detective Reynolds’ st"

— Raechel, Beauty and Lace Book Club

"A fantastic read from a new Australian Author who has a flair for the period of such a wonderful storyline...authentic and moving with beautiful nuances and themes...5 Stars.."

— Gail, Indiebook Reviewer

"Great story with many lives affected by the Arbor girls — that will make the reader want more from this author. It is highly recommended. I loved the story, 5 stars from me."

— Reece Pocock, author of Refugee

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