Rumpole and the Golden Thread

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Rumpole and the Golden Thread
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Author John Mortimer
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Rumpole of the Bailey
Genre legal
Publication date
Followed by Rumpole's Last Case

Rumpole and the Golden Thread is a 1982 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 Female of the Species"
  • "Rumpole and the Genuine Article"
  • "Rumpole and the Golden Thread"
  • "Rumpole and the Last Resort"
  • "Rumpole and the Old Boy Net"
  • "Rumpole and the Sporting Life"


  1. ^ Horace Rumpole at Thrilling Detectives