(From the publisher):
Often mentioned but never before revealed, it's high time Rumpole committed to paper his memories of the Penge Bungalow affair. It would be an affront to history if the details of such a famous case were lost in the mists of time.
Horace Rumpole was a novice at the Old Bailey when the murders at Penge Bungalow first hit the headlines: two war heroes who'd flown numerous sorties together over Europe, apparently shot dead after a reunion dinner by the son of one of them, young Simon Jerrold.
Young he might have been, but in those dark postwar days, Simon Jerrold was facing the ultimate punishment. There seemed little he could hope for since the evidence was so incriminating. Even old Wystan - head of Chambers, father of Hilda and conducting Jerrold's defense - seemed to have given up the game. But not Rumpole. There was something about the evidence that bothered him and, though he was only Wystan's junior in the case, when the time came for him to seize the initiative, he did it triumphantly.
Original title: Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Legal Thriller