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Follow the rainbow to its end and you will discover a place where magic is as real as hope and legends dwell. For the troubled, it is a place to find those who will help them in beating back the darkness. For those lucky enough to find it, their lives will never again be the same. The name of the place is Bulfinche's Pub. These are their stories. This is Murphy's Lore.
Maireann dóchas is gliodar Hope & Happiness Never Die  Written in Gaelic above the doorway of Bulfinche's Pub
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“MIX GAIMAN’S AMERICAN GODS   & ROBINSON’S CALLAHAN’S CROSSTIME SALOON  ON PRATCHETT’S DISCWORLD  & YOU GET AN IDEA OF  PATRICK THOMAS’  MURPHY LORE.”  -DAVID SHERMAN,  AUTHOR OF STARFIST & DEMONTECH
The fantasy humor series MURPHY'S LORE is set at Bulfinche's Pub, the bar at the end of the rainbow. Owned by leprechaun Paddy Moran, it's a place where Dionysus pour the drinks and Hercules watches the door. It is a second home to the legends of our day and a beacon of hope to troubles souls, lead there by the simple magic of the rainbow. One never knows what will come in the door next: Armageddon or a terrified man with no socks. Whatever happens, two things are certain: Hope and Happiness never die, and the first drink is always on the house. There are 8 books so far in the Murphy’s Lore series, plus a number of spin-offs in the Murphy’s Lore After Hours universe.
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"ENTERTAINING, INVENTIVE AND DELIGHTFULLY CREEPY." -JONATHAN MABERRY, New York Times Beselling Author, Bram Stoker Award Winner, Author of PATIENT ZERO, ROT & RUIN, BAD MOON RISING and ZOMBIE CSU: “CHECK OUT MURPHY’S LORE. IT’S A HOOT AND A HALF.” -JOSEPHA SHERMAN, best-selling author   "A GIFTED AND INTELLIGENT WRITER, PATRICK KNOWS HOW TO TAP HIS KNOWLEGDE OF THE HOROR GENRE AND USE IT TO CRAFT UNIGUE AND ENTERTAINING STORIES." -EDWARD DOUGLAS, MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE, Director of THE DEAD MATTER
TALES FROM BULFINCHE’S PUB Lets admit it. The world is far from perfect. Nobody believes in magic anymore. Or gods. Or  vampires. Hope itself is on the endangered list. Especially in New York City. Despite this there is a  place in Manhattan where the impossible not only exists but bellies up to the bar to drink its fill.  Owned by a leprechaun, staffed by gods and mortals it is a second home to the legends of our  day, led there by the simple magic of the rainbow. The name of the place is Bulfinche’s Pub. One  never knows what will come in the door next: Armageddon or a man with no socks. Whatever  happens two things are certain. Hope and Happiness never die and the first drink is always on the  house.  The staff and patrons of Bulfinche’s Pub speak out on Tales From Bulfinche’s Pub  "MURPHY'S LORE: A MASTERPIECE. THE MUST READ OF THE YEAR."-Murphy's Mom. 
FOOLS' DAY There’s no better place to spend the day than in Bulfinche’s Pub, the bar at the end of the rainbow.  That is unless it’s April 1st, when the world’s Tricksters compete for the honor of the Lord High  Trickster.  No prank is too big or small, and no target is safe. Rather than be trickster fodder, most of  the staff and patrons have wisely fled NYC and gone into hiding until the contest is over.      This year, a patron named Hex’s future self, possesses his body in the present, but it’s no prank.  In mere hours, a Sidhe Queen will seize a Trident missile. After learning that a formerly unknown  foreign power has a door into the American heartland, and a nuclear warhead, the US military will  launch a preemptive first strike. Faerie is destroyed.   The surviving Gentry escape to Earth, as  does mystic fallout, aka Nuclear Magic™.  Because of it, magiks twist and darken. Gods are driven  mad. Monsters no longer stay in the shadows.  World governments crumble. Millions die, including  Paddy Moran. Bulfinche’s Pub is destroyed.  
THROUGH THE DRINKING GLASS The gang from Bulfinche’s Pub is back in this new collection in which a hitman attempts to cheat the  devil; a knight tries to save a dragon in the sewers under NYC; Death witnesses a murder so foul  that even he cannot allow the killer to go free; a gothic princess stalks vampyre Lucas Wilson; two  teams face off in the bar hockey semifinals; Uncle Sam is found to be real & running a not so secret  government agency; Coyote answers a prayer & takes on a con man; Hex confronts a serial body  snatcher as Guardian Angels try to capture the renegade seraph Mathew & his succubus wife Ryth;  Nemesis reveals why Zeus has fled the mortal plane & we learn why vegetarians go hungry in  Bulfinche’s Pub on Arbor Day; the Devil tries to take his revenge on Paddy Moran and friends; &  Paddy finds the ultimate billboard-the Moon.  The patrons  of Bulfinche’s Pub speak out on THROUGH THE  DRINKING GLASS:  “Murphy’s Lore just keeps getting better & better with each book.” -MURPHY’S MOM 
SHADOW OF THE WOLF Werewolf Ted Brand had not had an easy life. His soulmate Shan is a wolf & his twin cubs change into human children when the moon is full. Fortunately, he found Bulfinche’s Pub where folks don’t look down on his lifestyle choices.  In a flash, his life has completely unraveled. Ted has been beaten, his family taken by another more powerful werewolf. To make matters even worse, he has found out Paddy Moran has kept secrets in order to protect him.  To track down and save his family, Ted will have to unlock the secrets of the werewolf in order to stop the rogue D.M.A. agent Buck Lang.  His quest will take him from the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Department of Mystic Affairs to the Eternity Club in Philadelphia. Ted thinks he has to go it alone, but the staff & patrons of Bulfinche’s Pub take care of their own, whether they want it or not. With the help of the cursed magí Hex, vampyre Lucas Wilson, two former Knights of the Round Table, & bartender John Murphy, Ted will get his family back, no matter who or what stands in the way.
REDEMPTION ROAD After centuries of imprisonment and torture, the Norse trickster Loki is freed for a day in payment for  a good deed done years past. The god of deception promises to return but manages to find a way  to turn that day into weeks. The only catch is he has to bring bartender John Murphy along for the  ride, literally. While visiting distant worlds they are drawn into a war, fighting for those who cannot  defend themselves. They are joined by goblins, trolls and a fugitive thunderer. In the midst of the  struggle, Loki arrives at a crossroad. One way lies personal freedom, but at a terrible cost to the  people he is trying to save. The other path may well destroy him, but could stop Ragnarok. Can  someone considered evil truly change?  Will Loki continue on the path to destruction or take his first steps on REDEMPTION ROAD.  PARTICIPANTS OF THE KARMA WAR speak out on REDEMPTION ROAD: 
BARTENDER OF THE GODS The legendary gang from Bulfinche's Pub in New York City returns in new stories in which: A bridge  jumper is saved by a god in winged sneakers while the goddess of suicides & a guardian of graves  hunt a beast that feeds on death; the cosmic chicken lays an egg as toilet goddesses & a god help  Murphy out with a problem; a priest manages to stop a murder without breaking the seal of the  confessional; talking babies reveal that some gods feast on certain souls in the afterlife & we find  the succubus Ryth & angel Mathew are expecting; a foolish criminal tries to start a protection  racket in the neighborhood of Bulfinche's Pub; a woman gets a last chance in a game of bingo  where Death & The Fates are playing; a date rapist learns that Hell hath no fury like a baby  shower; Hercules & other warriors learn it takes more than strength to be a hero; the satyr Fred  saves a girl enslaved to a news anchor; The Mother of the Streets gets a job; & the only one who  can save Paddy Moran & the world from the rising of an elder evil is... bartender John Murphy?  PATRONS OF BULFINCHE'S PUB SPEAK OUT ON BARTENDER OF THE GODS:
NIGHTCAPS Evil walks the Earth in many forms, but so do those who oppose it. Protecting the innocent &  seeking justice, they fight to beat back the darkness. Their names are legend or soon shall be.  Welcome To Murphy's Lore After Hours. In time for the 10th Anniversary of the Murphy's Lore  books the legendary patrons of Bulfinche's Pub get their own collection in which: Hex rescues a  reluctant vampyre; Terrorbelle finds herself a bouncer in a bar that serves blood; Layla tries to do  business with a man bleeding to death in a tub; Nemesis works so a Middle Eastern politician can  see the world through a woman's eyes; the Soul for Hire saves a little girl who may be more  dangerous than her kidnappers; Moni the Graveyard Angel contends with a crooked monument  builder; we see one of Mathew & Ryth's first encounters & later hope Murphy, Ryth, & her unborn  child can escape the succubus' stalker; Agent Karver of the DMA faces the Beast With Two  Backs; Coco Joe starts to make his move; the Infinite Jester contends with a unicorn serial killer;  we meet Daye the Daemor assassin; Loki & Heimdal search for common ground; Mosie the  psychic saves a hunted woman; & Paddy's kids do him proud. 
EMPTY GRAVES HOPE AND HAPPINESS MAY NEVER DIE... BUT PEOPLE DO... It's never a good sign for the living when the dead rise & leave empty graves behind. In this of  zombie tales Murphy & friends face down a jinn's deathwish; Moni the Graveyard Angel tries to  close down a brothel offering dead women to their clients; in Camelot, the Infinite Jester learns  the cauldron of life is not all it's reputed to be; Agent Karver must face down one of his dead that  has left her grave; a vampyre zombie & a tiny necronate cause trouble in the Crimson  Midnights; the Council of Thrones calls upon Nemesis to ensure a solider answers for his part in  a genocide; in the alternate future of the Mysticaust the honored dead rise to defend Uncle Sam  against a traitor; in the past Faerie soldiers forever scar young Terrorbelle & kill her mother for a  darker purpose; Zombielicious lets her marital strife spill out onto the streets of New York; a  mother asks Hex to kill her baby, but the infant's already dead & eating the neighbors; the Soul  
"EXHILARATING AND BEAUTIFUL. HILARIOUS AND TOUCHING. And those were just the parts with me in it. Beats the Iliad  and the Odyssey hands down." -HERCULES, god hero, bouncer at   Bulfinche’s Pub.  "I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. Murphy glued it to my hand." -ROY G. BIV, paraplegic clown, patron.  "PLACES FOURTH ON MY LIST AFTER WINE, WOMEN AND SONG." -DIONYSUS, god of wine, woman and song.  Bartender at Bulfinche’s Pub.  "WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD, AT LEAST IN PAPERBACK."-PADDY MORAN, leprechaun. Owner and proprietor  "DEVILISHLY CLEVER." -MATHEW, angel on the lam, dishwasher. 
   This future must never come to pass. Hex has come back with a plan–have Paddy and the gang put  things right before  they go bad. Unfortunately, not even Paddy can rally his divine and mystic friends, all of whom think it’s part of some  elaborate trickster prank. That leaves a handful of tricksters against the US Air Force, Mab’s Faerie Army and the mystic  might of rival Faerie king Oberon.  Happy Fools’ Day. The patrons of Bulfinche’s Pub speak out on FOOLS’ DAY:   “The Greatest Book Of This Or Any Other Millennium.”   -MURPHY’S MOM  “I Laughed, I Cried, I Felt Human Again. Not that that’s a compliment by any stretch of the imagination.” -COYOTE,  Native American Trickster god “More Fun Than A Barrel Of Humans. Even one going over Niagara Falls.”   -SUN WUKONG, The Monkey King “Bah. Real warriors don’t read books. Besides, everything Murphy says about me is lies.”      -MAB, Faerie Warrior  Queen “A Truly Amazing Book. This is the novel that all literature has been working toward For centuries. Kinda makes you  want to cry when you think about it.”   -HEX, Cursed Magi   
“IT’S  GOOD. How good? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Or at least crash your hard drive.”   -THE WORLD WIDE SPYDER, cyber entity, federal agent  “MURPHY’S DONE IT AGAIN. Of course, if he keeps doing it, I may just have to have a chat with him and tell him to stop.”  -NEMESIS, legendary enforcer  “Shorter than the bible.”  -FATHER MIKE RYANN,  priest  “IN A CHOICE BETWEEN a GARLIC enema AND MURPHY’S LORE, MURPHY WINS HANDS DOWN.”     -LUCAS WILSON, vampyre 
The patrons  of Bulfinche’s Pub speak out on THE SHADOW OF THE WOLF: “DESTINED TO BE A CLASSIC.” -MURPHY’S MOM  “A BOOK WORTHY OF A KING. HERE KING...”  -Sir Dagonet,  The Infinite Jester,  former Knight of the Round Table “RED HOT STUFF!” -Mox Monroe, D.M.A. agent, fire demigoddess “ON THE ADVICE OF MY ATTORNEY, I CANNOT COMMENT ON THE EVENTS OF THIS BOOK.” -BUCK LANG, rogue DMA agent, werewolf    
 "A dazzling display of story telling skill. If this book isn't on your bookshelves, your personal library is incomplete."  -Murphy's Mom  "A great book. Delicious as an appetizer or entree. Even better with a little salt."-Pace, Primitive Troll "War is hell. I  should know. I've fought in a hundred campaigns on dozens of worlds. So in a choice between war and Murphy's  book, I recommend the book. However I don't recommend using it as a weapon unless you're fighting tiny insects." -  Tock, Goblin Commander "I can't guarantee this book will protect you against lightning strikes, but I can honestly said that I've never known  anyone who owned this book that was struck by a thunderbolt. And I've seen plenty of people struck by lightning,  usually right after they tick me off." -Thunder Jack, The god formerly known as Zeus 
"IF EVERYONE IN THE WORLD READ THIS BOOK, IT WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE. It would mean that my son would have more royalties to spend on his mother," -Murphy's Mom. "I FOUND IT FASCINATING. THEN AGAIN, ALL I USUALLY HAVE TO READ IS TOMBSTONES," Moni, Lasa guardian of graves. "MUCH MORE PLEASANT THAN THE PROSPECT OF LABOR," Ryth, pregnant succubus. "I COULDN'T WISH FOR BETTER," Tommy, jinn, hot dog vender. "I COULD," Edgar Tonic, hot dog vender.
The Patrons of bulfinche's pub speak out on NIGHTCAPS   "ANOTHER LITERARY TRIUMPH," -Murphy's Mom. "BLOODY GOOD," -Layla, vampyre owner of the club Plasma.  "READ MURPHY'S BOOK'S WHILE YOU CAN, because I will wipe him & the rest of Bulfinche's ilk from the face of  the Earth," Coco Joe, thunder god, secret leader of the Stormers  "READ THIS BOOK. I PREDICT YOU'LL LOVE IT,"-Mosie, drunken psychic    
for Hire learns the hard way that a bullet for the dead isn't always enough to stop them; & Hell's Detective must capture a  demon possessed zombie before it slaughters more innocents.  THE PATRONS OF BULFINCHE'S PUB SPEAK OUT ON EMPTY GRAVES  "A STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT! IF I HAD TO BE BURIED ON A DESERT ISLAND, THIS IS THE BOOK I'D BRING," - MURPHY'S MOM. "MORE FUN THAN A DIRGE," - MONI, the Graveyard Angel. "ALMOST AS HOT AS ME," - the corpse known as ZOMBIELICIOUS. "NOW THAT I'VE READ THIS, I CAN DIE HAPPY. THAT WAY I'D NEVER HAVE TO READ IT AGAIN," - NEGRAL, Hell's Detective
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