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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (650 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mortimer Narrator: Bill Wallis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Horace Rumpole - cigar-smoking, claret-drinking, Wordsworth-spouting defender of some unlikely clients - often speaks of the great murder trial, which revealed his talents as an advocate and made his reputation down at the Bailey when he was still a young man.

Now, for the first time, the sensational story of the Penge Bungalow Murders case is told in full: how, shortly after the war, Rumpole took on the seemingly impossible task of defending young Simon Jerold, accused of murdering his father and his father's friend with a German officer's gun. And how the inexperienced young brief was left alone to pursue the path of justice, in a case that was to echo through the Bailey for years to come.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathy Ace | 2/15/2014

    " The characters of Rumpole, his colleagues, and "she who must be obeyed" (I always think of Mrs Rumpole when I buy 'Vim'), are amongst the most endearing and enduring, for me in any case. Because the format of most of the Rumpole books allows for a short story experience, with a back-story arc, it's possible to enjoy them in bite-sized pieces, which is ideal for the time-crunched reader. This, however, is a full novel, and tells us the story of The Penge Bungalow Murders which, as a Rumpole fan, I have been aware of since the first time I read a Rumpole book. I was delighted that John Mortimer chose to give us a real insight into Rumpole's most famous case. It's a delightful read, where we are allowed to learn so much about what moulded this wonderful man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by George | 2/15/2014

    " Novel in the British lawyer Rumpole series. In this, Rumpole is writing his memiors so describes his first murder case involving the murder of two WW II British airmen in the early 1950's with Rumpole defending the son of one who is charged with the murders. A lot of humor in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/10/2014

    " To FINALLY know what happened in that greatest of cases... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 1/30/2014

    " Through all Rumpole's stories, he keeps on referring to his early case, the Penge Bungalow Murders, which he did "alone and without a leader". So it was a thrill to find Rumpole finally telling this story, of himself as a young barrister rather than a crusty old lawyer - and also to catch a glimpse of how he and the formidable Hilda first got together! "

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