A Meddler and her Murder

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The Honourable Constance Morrison-Burke—known familiarly as the Hon. Con—having already solved one murder which left the police baffled, is hardly likely to ignore a killing which occurs practically on her own doorstep.

In a house just around the corner from the Hon. Con’s own residence in Upper Waxwing Drive, an Irish au pair girl has been murdered in her bedroom. The Hon. Con is on the scene in a flash, and despite the dissuasive efforts of her housekeeper and live-in friend, Miss Jones, as well as the local police, she remains adamant in pursuit of a solution.

With a noble disregard for other people’s feelings, the Hon. Con tramples her way across an impressive and every-changing list of suspects. Nobody, high or low, is immune from her penetrating interrogations and the working classes get mercilessly bullied as well.

The end, however, fully justifies the means when the Hon. Con passes through the portals of Totterbridge’s police station in possession of the answer to the ever-recurring question of “who done it”.

About Joyce Porter

Joyce Porter was born in Marple, Cheshire, and educated at King's College, London. In 1949 she joined the Women's Royal Air Force, and, on the strength of an intensive course in Russian, qualified for confidential work in intelligence. When she left the service in 1963 she had completed three detective novels. " " " " Porter is best known for her series of novels featuring Detective Inspector Wilfred Dover. Dover One appeared in 1964, followed by nine more in a highly successful series. Porter also created the reluctant spy Eddie Brown, and the 'Hon-Con', the aristocratic gentlewoman-detective Constance Ethel Morrison Burke.

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Books by Joyce Porter

Dover One
Dover One
Dover Two
Dover Two
Dover Three
Dover Three
Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All
Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All
Dover Strikes Again
Dover Strikes Again
It's Murder with Dover
It's Murder with Dover
Dover and the Claret Tappers
Dover and the Claret Tappers
Dead Easy for Dover
Dead Easy for Dover
The Chinks in the Curtain
The Chinks in the Curtain
Neither a Candle Nor a Pitchfork
Neither a Candle Nor a Pitchfork
Rather a Common Sort of Crime
Rather a Common Sort of Crime
The Package Included Murder
The Package Included Murder
Who the Heck is Sylvia?
Who the Heck is Sylvia?
The Cart Before the Crime
The Cart Before the Crime
Sour Cream with Everything
Sour Cream with Everything
Only with a Bargepole
Only with a Bargepole