Dead Easy for Dover

Joyce Porter

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29 August 2013
186 pages

When word gets out that Pomeroy Chemicals is seeking to fill the lucrative position of Chief Security Officer, Dover is keenly interested. All he needs, he feels, is one smashing success and the prestigious title is his.

When a young pregnant girl known to no one in the town of Frenchy Botham turns up murdered, Dover eagerly comes up with more totally plausible suspects, persuasive motives, and airtight solutions than the sharp mind of his assistant Sergeant MacGregor, can process. In fact, if you’ve ever wondered when or how MacGregor would reach his breaking point, this is the book to read.

‘Joyce Porter died in 1990, and with her went this lovably overblow, truly original comic character. Porter never once let Dover dissolve into charming likability, yet she managed to keep her readers amused with supple language, the English love of convoluted abuse, and the pantomime performances of her loathsome bobby.” ALA Booklist