Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders

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Horace Rumpole - cigar-smoking, claret-drinking, Wordsworth-spouting defender of some unlikely clients - often speaks of the great murder trial which revealed his talents as an advocate and made his reputation down at the Bailey when he was still a young man.

Now, for the first time, the sensational story of the Penge Bungalow Murders case is told in full- how, shortly after the war, Rumpole took on the seemingly impossible task of defending young Simon Jerold, accused of murdering his father and his father's friend with a German officer's gun. And how the inexperienced young brief was left alone to pursue the path of justice, in a case that was to echo through the Bailey for years to come.

Publisher: London : Viking, 2004
ISBN: 9780141017761
Branch Call Number: MORT
Characteristics: 214 p


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May 21, 2018

This is the Rumpole Origin story.
The Case that set him on his career path.
His first encounter with the Timson family. How he 'proposed' to She.
And even as a newly-minted lawyer, Rumple says, "I think I'd rather stick to ordinary decent crime."

Aug 09, 2014

Read this over August 3-4 in the sunshine of Seattle's 2014 Summer. Breezy and as much fun as the tv show.

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