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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Famous Trials: Selected by John Mortimer Creator of Rumpole

Edited by: Harry Hodge, James H. Hodge, John Mortimer

ISBN13: 9780140069242
ISBN: 0140069240
Published: July 1984
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Out of Print

High among the great British contributions to world civilization - the plays of Shakespeare, the full breakfast, the herbaceous border and the presumption of innocence - must rank our considerable achievement in having produced most of the best murder trials in the long history of crime.

  • Rattenbury and Stoner
  • Dr Crippen
  • Oscar Slater
  • Madeleine Smith
  • Robert Wood
  • George Joseph Smith
  • Ronald True
  • Herbert Rowse Armstrong
  • William Joyce
John Mortimer, creator of that irrepressible Old Bailey Hack, Rumpole, has made a selection from the classic Penguin Famous Trials series, choosing murder cases as spine chilling as that of the 'Brides in the Bath' and as pathetically tragic as the life and death of Alma Rattenbury.

Included are the tale of passionate Madeleine Smith, Conan Doyle's defence of Oscar Slater, the story of the seemingly mild-mannered Dr Crippen who dismembered his wife and the trial and execution of Lord Haw-Haw.

Husbands and wives, lovers and prostitutes throng these pages and as the drama of their lives unfolds the truth proves itself far more compulsive than any fiction.

Series: Famous Trials

Famous Trials 9: Roger Casement ISBN 9780140021240
Published September 1994
Penguin Books
Out of print
Famous Trials 7: Oscar Wilde ISBN 9780140018578
Published July 1994
Penguin Books
Out of print
£6.00
(Second Hand)
Out of print
Out of print
Famous Trials 2 : Armstrong, Field & Gray, GJ Smith, Ronald True
Edited by: Harry Hodge
ISBN 9780140006346
Published February 1994
Penguin Books
Out of print
Famous Trials 1: Madeleine Smith, Oscar Slater, Dr.Crippen, Dr.Palmer
Edited by: Harry Hodge
ISBN 9780140003383
Published January 1994
Penguin Books
Out of print
Famous Trials: Selected by John Mortimer Creator of Rumpole ISBN 9780880290807
Published November 1986
Dorset Press
Out of print
£6.00
(Second Hand)
Famous Trials 9: Roger Casement ISBN 004437
Published April 1964
Penguin Books
£6.00
(Second Hand)
Famous Trials 7: Oscar Wilde ISBN 004374
Published September 1962
Penguin Books
£12.00
(Second Hand)
£6.00
(Second Hand)
£6.00
(Second Hand)
Out of print
Famous Trials 1: Madeleine Smith, Oscar Slater, Dr.Crippen, Dr.Palmer
Edited by: Harry Hodge
ISBN 004433
Published November 1941
Penguin Books
£6.00
(Second Hand)