John Mortimer, Barrister and Writer Who Created Rumpole, Dies at 85

According to the New York Times of January 17, 2009, “John Mortimer, barrister, author, playwright and creator of Horace Rumpole, the cunning defender of the British criminal classes, died on Friday[January 16] at his home in Oxfordshire, England. He was 85.”
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Mr. Mortimer is known best in this country for creating the Rumpole character, an endearing and enduring relic of the British legal system who became a television hero of the courtroom comedy.
Here is a list of some of his titles:
Rumpole Misbehaves Find this book in our catalog
Quite Honestly Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole on Trial Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror [audiobook] Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror [large print] Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Angel of Death Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole Rests His Case Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Primrose Path Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders [audiobook] Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole and the Age of Miracles [audiobook]Find this book in our catalog
Rumpole a la Carte Find this book in our catalog

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