Most widely held works by Bill Wallis
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow murders by John Mortimer ( Recording )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Looking back a half century into a very different world, Rumpole recalls a man accused of murdering his father and his father's friend with a pistol taken from a dead German pilot. It was this trial and its outcome that put Rumpole on the map and began to shape him into the eccentric and cantankerous defender of justice and reciter of poetry readers know and love.
Postern of fate by Agatha Christie ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
After Tommy and Tuppence Beresford move into an old house, they discover a message concerning the death of a woman who had once lived there.
Rumpole misbehaves a novel by John Mortimer ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) may be the pride and joy of the New Labour Party, but they don't cut much ice with Horace Rumpole--he takes the old-fashioned view that if anyone is going to be threatened with a restriction of their liberty then some form of legal proceeding ought to be gone through first. Not that Hilda agrees, of course, but she's too busy completing her memoirs to dissuade him from taking an interest when one of the Timson children is given an ASBO for playing football in the street. And pretty soon he realizes something fishy is going on. Why are the residents pursuing their vendetta against the Timson boy quite so strongly? Could they have a sinister reason for not wanting him on their street?
Rumpole and the reign of terror by John Mortimer ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
While defending a mind-numbingly dull theft charge, Rumpole finds that the new terrorist laws have hamstrung his beloved courts. Meanwhile, a Pakistani doctor has been imprisoned without charge or trial under suspicion of aiding al Qaeda in its plans for a terrorist attack. With the doctor's wife begging him to help her husband, the Great Defender is determined to bring the case before a jury. Trouble is also brewing at home as Hilda--She Who Must Be Obeyed--sits down to write her own memoirs describing her view of Rumpole and her own love life. Rumpole's battle on the home front threatens to derail his case but where there's a Rumpole, there's a way!
Rumpole and the primrose path by John Mortimer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Solving the mystery of the Primrose Path Home proves to be the first of a collection of great new cases, as Rumpole defies hospital and returns triumphantly to defend the innocent--and the not-so-innocent.
A Rumpole Christmas stories by John Mortimer ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Collected here are stories about Horace Rumpole, with a Christmast theme.
To cut a long story short by Jeffrey Archer ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Within contains a collection of fouteen new short stories, and all with that trademark twist in the tale. Witness love at first sight across the train tracks, the cleverest of confidence tricks, the quirks of the legal profession, and creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty's diplomatic service.
The trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
Rumpole's last case by John Mortimer ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The stories reveal more of the splendours and miseries of life.
Publish and be murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
When the deputy editor of the right-wing magazine where Amiss is working is found dead, the suspects are many and the clues are few.
A dead man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
When the Second Secretary of the embassy in Istanbul dies from a bullet hole in his head while trying to swim the Dardanelles Straits, the Foreign Office sends Seymour to investigate.
Rumpole and the golden thread by John Mortimer ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
In this collection, Horace Rumpole takes on the con-o-sewers of the art world, journeys deep into the throbbing heart of Africa, dabbles in some female politics, decides the country is a very dangerous place, and incurs the wrath of Hilda ... The stories are: Rumpole and the Genuine Artlicle, Rumpole and the Golden Thread, Rumpole and the Old Boy Net, Rumpole and the Female of the Species, Rumpole and the Sporting Life and Rumpole and the Last Resort.
The Anglo-Irish murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Foolishly, the British and Irish governments have chosen the tactless and impatient Baroness Troutbeck to chair a conference on Anglo-Irish cultural sensitivities. Soon, however, the arrangements crumble around his ears.
The Saint Valentine's Day murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing.
Clubbed to death by Ruth Dudley Edwards ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Ten lords a-leaping by Ruth Dudley Edwards ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Ida "Jack" Troutbeck, mistress of St. Martha's College, has been elevated to the peerage, and the House of Lords will never be the same. Disinclined to watch her language or moderate her manners, she apalls conventional peers, but plots with others to scupper an anti-hunting bill of which she disapproves. She feels confident of winning, but hasn't reckoned against a campaign of intimidation.
Matricide at St. Martha's by Ruth Dudley Edwards ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
When an enormous bequest is left to St Martha's College, the dons split into three factions with three goals. One of their number is found dead, and once again Robert Amiss finds himself within a murder investigation.
Closed circle by Robert Goddard ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
It is 1931 and two confidence tricksters board a transatlantic liner. They meet Miss Charnwood and her wealthy niece. It's a trick they've pulled before; charm the girl, then get her father to buy you off. Who would imagine that these smooth operators would let their hearts rule their heads? Or that they would stumble into something much darker and deeper than either had suspected?
The point in the market a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
It's World War I. Britain has ruled Egypt since 1881 under a shadow government headed by its Agent and Consul General under the nominal authority of Egypt's hereditary ruler the Khedive. The head of the Secret Police is the Mamur Zapt, an office currently held by a Welshman, Captain Gareth Cadwallader Owen. And as the clouds of the war further darken Egypt's sun-lit skies, he has his hands full. On the professional front, there's all that commotion that started in Cairo's Camel Market. On the personal side, Owen has married his longtime lover, the lovely Pasha's daughter, Zeinab, a move with serious consequences for both of them and riddled with political and social pitfalls. Neither can be fully accepted by the other's culture and community. Against this, the perils of the Great War pale.
Americans Amiss, Robert (Fictitious character) Attorney and client Audiobooks Audiobooks Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character) Beresford, Tuppence (Fictitious character) Biography British Christmas stories, English Civil service Conspiracies Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, English Egypt Egypt--Cairo Employees England England--London Espionage, Soviet Fiction Gawain (Legendary character) Great Britain Great Britain.--Foreign Office Great Britain.--Parliament.--House of Lords History Ireland Juvenile works Knights and knighthood Legal stories, English Married people Mice Owen, Gareth Cadwallader (Fictitious character) Poetry Police Police chiefs Private investigators Profiteering Psychological fiction, English Romances Rumpole, Horace (Fictitious character) Short stories Social history Sound recordings Swindlers and swindling Talking books Talking books for children Trials (Murder) Turkey--Istanbul