WorldCat Identities

Wallis, Bill

Works: 236 works in 821 publications in 1 language and 10,996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Short stories  Juvenile works  Legal stories  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Children's audiobooks  History 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR6025.O7552, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Wallis
Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow murders by John Mortimer( Recording )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member 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 and the reign of terror by John Mortimer( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member 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 misbehaves a novel by John Mortimer( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member 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 primrose path by John Mortimer( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member 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 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here are stories about Horace Rumpole, with a Christmast theme
The trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer( Recording )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptations of the second season's episodes of Rumpole of the Bailey, the popular British courtroom comedy/drama that originally aired on Thames Television in 1978
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member 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
A dead man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce( Recording )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member 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..." -- back cover
Rumpole's last case by John Mortimer( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories reveal more of the splendours and miseries of life
Publish and be murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Recording )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member 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
Tumtum and Nutmeg by Emily Bearn( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the broom cupboard of a small dwelling called Rose Cottage, stands a house fit for a mouse - well, two mice actually. A house made of pebblestone, with gables on the windows and turrets peeking out of the roof. A house with a ballroom, a billiard room, a banqueting room, a butler's room and a drawing room. The house belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Nutmouse, or Tumtum and Nutmeg as they affectionately call each other: Tumtum and Nutmeg have a wonderful life but the children who live in Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are miserable. So, one day Tumtum and Nutmeg decide to cheer them up..." container
To cut a long story short by Jeffrey Archer( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member 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
Call the dead again by Ann Granger( Recording )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Meredith Mitchell drops a hitchhiker at Brussels-based lawyer Andrew Penhallow's home, she is left feeling uneasy, for the girl is highly secretive. The next morning Andrew is found murdered. Meredith and her boyfriend, Supeintendent Alan Markby, uncover shocking revelations as they investigate. When Meredith Mitchell gives a lone hitchhiker a lift into Bamford one evening, she is left feeling uneasy, for the girl is highly secretive
The Saint Valentine's Day murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil servant Amiss embarks upon a new job in the British Conservation Society. A few months into his employ and precisely on Saint Valentine's Day, a multiple murderer strikes co-workers and their families in a subtle but deadly manner
The Anglo-Irish murders by Ruth Dudley Edwards( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 131 WorldCat member 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
Rumpole for the defence by John Mortimer( Recording )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horace Rumpole always knows what he is doing-even if no one else does. But in these challenging cases, even the beloved barrister gets more than he bargained for, as he gallantly teaches a Professor of Moral Philosophy about blackmail; consults with the dearly departed about a contested will; traces the path of true love after a doctor is murdered; and (in the name of duty, of course) drinks to excess with a teetotaling member of the prosecution. With some help from his wife, She Who Must Be Obeyed, the champion of the underdog and the scourge of judges triumphs yet again
A dead man in Naples by Michael Pearce( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lionel Scampion, British consul in Naples, has been stabbed to death while bicycling through the piazza of the Porta Carmine. According to his sister, he had no enemies. The Neapolitan police suggest he was murdered by a bicycle-racing rival. In Naples, every mystery is attributed to the Camorra, a powerful criminal society; could its members be involved? Scampion enthusiastically backed the Italian invasion of Libya and befriended army officers of the newly formed Italian Bicycle Brigade. Now the Foreign Office in London has heard that international politics emanating from Rome might have been involved. Seymour of the Special Branch is sent to find out the motive for the murder and, incidentally, to identify the culprit
The point in the market a Mamur Zapt mystery by Michael Pearce( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War I. Britain has ruled Egypt since 1881 under a shadow government headed by its Agent and Consul General. 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
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Rumpole misbehaves a novel
Alternative Names
Bill Wallis acteur britannique

Bill Wallis British actor

Bill Wallis Brits toneelacteur (1936-2013)

Wallis, William

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English (191)

Postern of fateRumpole misbehaves a novelRumpole and the primrose pathA Rumpole Christmas storiesThe trials of RumpoleSir Gawain and the Green KnightA dead man in IstanbulRumpole's last case