Book Reviews of Rumpole and the Angel of Death

Rumpole and the Angel of Death
Rumpole and the Angel of Death
Author: John Mortimer
ISBN-13: 9780140263145
ISBN-10: 0140263144
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Rumpole has to be the jurist doppelganger of Chandler's Philip Marlowe. Both deal with oddball crimes and defending underdogs: all with a tad of sarcastic wit (a la Evelyn Waugh) targeting the powers in place. Right up my alley! This offering is a serving of six delightful and short (40-50 pages) stories: just right for an interlude between more serious perusals. What is great about Rumpole is that he doesn't always win, and even when he does, he technically loses.
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If you like the PBS series about the rumpled British Barrister, you will enjoy these six short stories.