Rumpole and the Reign of Terror 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… Rumpole and the Reign of Terror 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… 2006-11-16 Fiction Viking
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Rumpole and the Reign of Terror (2006)

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror | LONG MAY HE 'REIGN' Mortimer raises the bar on his already distinguished Rumpole achievements with his new novel
LONG MAY HE 'REIGN' Mortimer raises the bar on his already distinguished Rumpole achievements with his new novel
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Details Release Date: Nov 16, 2006; Writer: John Mortimer; Genre: Fiction; 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 Nov 24, 2006 Published in issue #909 Dec 01, 2006 Order article reprints
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