Regina v Rumpole

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Rumpole for the Defence
Author John Mortimer
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Rumpole of the Bailey
Genre legal
Publication date
Followed by Rumpole and the Golden Thread

Regina v Rumpole is a 1981 collection of short stories by John Mortimer about defence barrister Horace Rumpole. They were adapted from his scripts for the TV series of the same name.[1] The stories were:

  • "Rumpole and the Boat People"
  • "Rumpole and the Confession of Guilt"
  • "Rumpole and the Dear Departed"
  • "Rumpole and the Expert Witness"
  • "Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail"
  • "Rumpole and the Rotten Apple"
  • "Rumpole and the Spirit of Christmas"

The collection also includes the novel Rumpole's Return. The collection was reissued in 1982 without that novel as Rumpole for the Defence.


  1. ^ Horace Rumpole at Thrilling Detectives