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Rumpole and the Primrose Path - six hilarious crime capers starring John Mortimers iconic characterRumpole- like Jeeves and Sherlock Holmes- is immortal P. D James- Mail on SundayI thank heaven for small mercies. The first of these is Rumpole Clive James- ObserverRumpole was last seen in his hospital bed after his sudden collapse in court. Now our hero finds himself in the Primrose Path nursing home - or a hospice as he persists in describing it. Things arent looking good for Rumpole - until suddenly he begins to sense theres something wrong with the place- and all his intelligence and formidable insight into human behaviour come to the fore again. And once he has solved the mystery of the Primrose Path nursing home- Rumpole finds the briefs fly thick and fast again.This delightful collection of six Rumpole stories shows the legendary advocate on top form. Readers of Sherlock Holmes- P.D. James and P.G. Wodehouse will love this book. Sir John Mortimer was a barrister- playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Postponed- Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets has recently been republished in Penguin Classics- together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole- who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path...
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