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.