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"Rumpole is one of the immortals of mystery fiction."

-San Francisco Chronicle

Of the late Sir John Mortimer's many beloved characters, it is widely agreed that Horace Rumpole was his greatest fictional creation. Here, collected in book form for the first time, are five delightful tales that capture the beleagured barrister at his grumpy, yet warm-hearted best.

Rumpole isn't particularly fond of Christmas Day-he finds it has a horrible habit of dragging on as She Who Must Be Obeyed leads him through the usual rituals. But at least the criminal fraternity rarely takes a holiday. Whether it's a suspicious Father Christmas, or an unseasonably nasty murder trial, there's always something wonderfully unlawful to liven up Rumpole's dull holiday plans.

Synopsis:

Rumpole isn't particularly fond of Christmas Day--he finds it has a horrible habit of dragging on as She Who Must Be Obeyed leads him through the usual rituals. Collected for the first time are five delightful tales that capture the beleaguered barrister at his grumpy yet warmhearted best.

About the Author

John Mortimer (1923-2009) was a playwright, screenwriter, bestselling novelist, and former practicing barrister.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143117919
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Mortimer, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20101026
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.22 x 5.1 x 0.48 in 0.28 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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