By John Mortimer
With Rumpole Rests His Case, legions of enthusiasts welcomed again the curmudgeonly London barrister that they had savored for years. In Rumpole and the Primrose Path's six new tales, Horace Rumpole, regardless of a middle assault that left him at death's door within the past quantity, deftly parries every thing from the admonitions of his spouse, Hilda, to the vagaries of his felony colleagues and their new director of promoting, Luci-with her mobile phone, company jargon, and shiny brochures, employed to provide their chambers a brand new photograph.
The identify tale unearths him in a truly doubtful convalescent domestic struggling with a thin-lipped head nurse and befriending a junior one, Dotty. notwithstanding the demise of an aged sufferer is shrouded in secrecy, it's not till Rumpole is again in chambers that he learns of police suspicions-and of the homicide cost opposed to which he needs to protect younger Dotty. Presuming Rumpole is quickly to run out, Luci has been making plans his memorial carrier, however the witty and irreverent Rumpole, sharp as ever, is much from striking up his wig!