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Rumpole and the Reign of TerrorAfter 12 collections of Rumpole stories, John Mortimer published his first Rumpole novel in 2004; now 82, he's written another, Rumpole and the...Rumpole and the Reign of TerrorFictionAfter 12 collections of Rumpole stories, John Mortimer published his first Rumpole novel in 2004; now 82, he's written another, Rumpole and the...2006-11-29Viking
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
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Rumpole and the Reign of Terror

Genre: Fiction; Author: John Mortimer; Status: In Season; Publisher: Viking

After 12 collections of Rumpole stories, John Mortimer published his first Rumpole novel in 2004; now 82, he’s written another, Rumpole and the Reign of Terror — and it may be his finest work yet about the grouchy old London barrister. If things are a mite difficult at home, where Rumpole’s tetchy wife, Hilda (”She Who Must Be Obeyed”), is working on her memoirs, they’re even worse at work: By defending a Pakistani doctor jailed on trumped-up terrorism charges, he’s shunned by colleagues, clients, and even She Who Must… Mortimer delivers another first-class mystery — and a stinging slap at overzealous anti-terrorism laws.

Originally posted November 29 2006 — 12:00 AM EST

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