Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

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John Mortimer's bestselling barrister is back, in his most timely case yet Just in case Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders gave fans the impression that the Great Defender was resting on his laurels, his new case sends him at full sail into our panicky new world. Rumpole is asked to defend a Pakistani doctor who has been imprisoned without charge or trial on suspicion of aiding Al Qaeda. Meanwhile, on the home front, She Who Must Be Obeyed is threatening to share her intimate view of her husband in a tell-all memoir. The result is Rumpole at his most ironic and indomitable, and John Mortimer at his most entertaining.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 183 pages
  • 129.54 x 193.04 x 17.78mm | 68.04g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143112589
  • 9780143112587
  • 654,352

About John Mortimer

John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.
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"Mortimer delivers another first class mystery. (A)"
-Entertainment Weekly "As ever, Mortimer proves himself master of the bon mot, cutting aside, and glorious run-on sentence. . . . Another delightfully entertaining and thought-provoking novel."
-The Boston Globe
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