It's Murder with Dover

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This time, Scotland Yard sends Detective Chief Inspector Dover and his woeful assistant MacGregor off on the Stately Home circuit to look into murder. Since Lord Crouch, master of Beltour, can hardly make ends meet despite the hoards of tourists visiting the manor, his hospitaligy is meagre – though his vegetarian sister, Lady Priscilla, would love to cook for Dover. And the victim couldn’t be a drearier sort: “the wettest thing since nappies,” according to Dover. In short, the inspector can’t wait to be quit of the whole thing, and chief suspects begin to pop up everywhere.

“MacGregor sometimes had bad dreams in which Dover solved his case by sticking a pin in the telephone directory and applying for a warrant,” and this could be one of those very cases. Unless, of course, MacGregor were to risk his superior’s wrath by pursuing his own inquiries.

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
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
A Meddler and her Murder
A Meddler and her Murder
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