Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sir John Mortimer (1923–2009)

This past January 16, the creator of one of mystery fiction's most popular series passed away: John Mortimer (i.e., Sir John Clifford Mortimer, CBE, QC) was an English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, author -- and creator of "Rumpole of the Bailey," starring Horace Rumpole, a Barrister at the Old Bailey in London.

John Mortimer's Rumpole of the Bailey (Cozy Mystery List)
John Mortimer, Barrister and Writer Who Created Rumpole, Dies at 85 (NY Times)
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.