Thank God It’s Monday! #tgim #mysteries #writing #crimefiction

Today’s TGIM kick-off-the-week quote comes from Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders (2004) by John Mortimerin which barrister Horace Rumpole, after referencing the Penge Bugalow case in several earlier mysteries as the acquittal that launched his career, finally sets down the story of what happened . . .

“Looking back down the long corridor of the years, as I have had to do in the writing of these memoirs, I have come to the conclusion that life is a game of chance, like roulette or beggar my neighbor, and not a game of skill, like chess. There seems to be no sense or logic in the cards we are dealt.”

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  1. Wow. I haven’t thought of John Mortimer and the Rumpole series in a long time. Your comment brought back good reading memories and viewing, too. The series was broadcast on our Public TV station in the 1970s? or 1980s? Mortimer wrote a great book (again, I saw it dramatized on PBS) which I really liked – SUMMER’S LEASE.
    Thanks for the comments.

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