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John Mortimer is a novelist, playwright and former practising barrister. Among his many publications are several volumes of Rumpole stories and a trilogy of political novels (Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained, and The Sound of Trumpets) featuring Leslie Titmuss. Sir John received a knighthood for his services to the arts in 1998.
MORTIMER’S REIGN OF TERROR
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
Without the least irony, another Rumpole book... Read more
I have read many Rumpole books but what makes this one intriguing is that it looks like a mission impossible case even for Rumpole. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Collins
I thought I had read all the Rumpole books but was delighted to find this and the Penge Bungalow Murders on the same day so bought them both on Kindle. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MB
This is the best book I have read so far by John Mortimer about the very individualistic junior ( but not in age!) barrister in London. Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2012 by Discerning Reader
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book which shows that Horace Rumpole remains a marvellous character who can still play a part in a criminal trial. Read morePublished on 2 May 2011 by Bacchus
Rumpole is as ever just the tonic we all need. In the Reign of Terror we find the Old Bailey hack being drawn into the controversial area of terrorism and the draconian laws... Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2009 by H. meiehofer