Rumpole and the Angel of Death by John Mortimer

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This sparkling collection of Rumpole stories features six new tales of the "barrister (who's) as much a detective as Sherlock Holmes" (Boston Sunday Globe). Sure to delight Rumpole's legions of literary fans, these new stories will also be eagerly devoured by all those who enjoy the PBS-TV series "Rumpole of the Bailey", based on John Mortimer's books.
 

About John Mortimer

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John Mortimer is the author of many books including twelve volumes of Rumpole stories, as well as the bestselling "Summer's Lease" & "Paradise Postponed". He lives with his wife & youngest daughter in the house in Buckinghamshire that his father built.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Glenbridge Pub Ltd. 198 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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Everyone’s favorite barrister, back in chambers after an absence of six years (Rumpole and the Angel of Death, 1996, etc.), proves once more that you don’t need much in the way of mystery to provide rollicking legal entertainment.

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 Six more briefs for the indomitable defender of the guiltiest-looking defendants the Old Bailey has ever seen.

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After a two-year break, the indomitable barrister Horace Rumpole returns in six sprightly new capers, including one told by his long-suffering wife Hilda, who proves to be every bit as canny as her cr

Mar 04 1996 | Read Full Review of Rumpole and the Angel of Death

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This moniker notwithstanding, the forbidding Hilda has occasional moments of decency, and Rumpole fans will be amused to find one story narrated by Hilda herself, in which she reveals surprisingly romantic yearnings as she contemplates an affair with a smarmy colleague of her husband's.

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These six tales of judiciary retribution find barrister Horace Rumpole in a pretentious nouvelle cuisine establishment and on a bleak modern university campus.

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Public TV has made a huge audience familiar with Mortimer's rumpled and irritable English barrister, and this book of Rumpole yarns is very much the sort of mixture Mortimer has prospered with before.

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In Rumpole's last outing, Rumpole Rests His Case (2002), Mortimer's beloved barrister suffered a near-fatal heart attack, but as shown in this delicious new story collection, Rumpole still has plenty of life left, despite the preparations some of his blithely insensitive colleagues in chambers m...

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After a two-year break, the indomitable barrister Horace Rumpole returns in six sprightly new capers, including one told by his long-suffering wife Hilda, who proves to be every bit as canny as her crafty curmudgeon of a husband.

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After a two-year break, the indomitable barrister Horace Rumpole returns in six sprightly new capers, including one told by his long-suffering wife Hilda, who proves to be every bit as canny as her cr

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