Jake Murphy


Jake Murphy is a British writer, translator, and is currently reading history at Oxford University. A big supporter of the electronic book, he has published all his work exclusively in ebook format, most of it for free. He currently is spending the summer with his family in Spain, and travels extensively.

​His 'Forgotten Tales' collection is now available for free in ebook format to be found at most major ebook stores for free.

Where to find Jake Murphy online


Dice, Drink, and Ghosts
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
''It is a barely describable thing, to feel what a gambler feels. A man of gambling cares not, not really, for shiny jewels or sparkling riches. He is a man of sentiment. He is a man who does not want, but longs to feel.'' Returning to the age of the Restoration, Jake Murphy celebrates this Halloween season with a tale about gambling with ghosts in Charles II's bankrupt and drunken England.
Searching for Hope
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After the burial of a loved one, we think that nothing can console us. But sometimes, the pain can be eased by an unexpected and mesmerizing event...
Any Last Words? or A Collection of Funny or Mildly Ironic Final Quotes
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A huge history fan and of famous quotes, Jake Murphy presents ‘Any last Words…?’ a hysterical collection of the funniest or mildly awkward final words of history’s biggest players from around the world and from all the ages. This is no ordinary quotation book, it’s a funny one!
Jonathan: a proper story involving a black coat, a key, and the ramblings of an insane old man.
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Can a coat give you the power to influence others? Jonathan finds a key that may have the answer...
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
For his fourth forgotten tale, Jake Murphy digs deeper into the realm of human psychosis by recounting a scary affair involving an old mansion, a stormy night and a weird painting…
At Least Once More
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
It's the year 1415 in France, near a place called Agincourt. The English mercenaries are awoken by King Henry V's legendary St Crispin's day speech. Meanwhile,two soldiers, Thomas and Jack, don't seem to be that enthusiastic about the coming battle...
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
As the sun sets and night creeps into the grounds, an old gentleman prepares for dinner. That evening he receives a visit from an old acquaintance, whose visit changes both their lives forever. A gripping story of love, nostalgia, ambition and betrayal, Reminiscence is the latest story from the 'Forgotten Tales' saga by Jake Murphy.
The Gunpowder, Torture and Sorrow
Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
It's the night before his execution, and lying tortured and distraught in a cell in the Tower of London, Guy Fawkes despairs. This short story explains the final thoughts, memories, pains, beliefs and love of the man at the centre of the legendary gunpowder, treason and plot.

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Jake Murphy's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Jake Murphy

  • The Gambler and the Castle on Dec. 18, 2012

    Well written and a great story. Well done!
  • En busca del verdadero mundo on April 29, 2013

    Albert. Harter. Genio literario. Pocos pueden siquiera imaginar los traumas y horrores que has vivido en tu vida, y menos almas aún no merecen disfrutar de tu inmenso talento como escritor. Tu estilo es tuyo, no busques mejorarlo ni buscar el respeto de los lectores corrientes: la lo tienes. El que nunca ha sufrido no es un escritor, el que nunca ha sufrido no puede entender, sin embargo tú haces que entiendan, harías sentir un latido a incluso el más ignorante de la empatía, gracias a tu majestuosa habilidad de entrelazar las letras con las emociones. Albert, no dejes de escribir jamás.
  • Una reina guerrera on July 09, 2013
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    Muy bien escrito. Se ha captado la voz de la fantasía histórica con ese toque propio del autor! Estoy intrigado con este personaje y espero leer pronto qué ocurre a continuación. ¿El prólogo a un gran épico de fantasía?
  • Crónicas de los perdidos on Sep. 23, 2013

    ''Si realmente se siembra lo que se recoge, ¿Donde queda la bondad y el perdón? Todo esta corrompido y la vida se resume en un campo de batalla...'' En este magníficamente escrito par de relatos, Albert Gamundi ha llegado a la perfección de su estilo literario, algo que solo se me ocurre describir como la resurrección de la prosa poética.