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by Joyce Porter

Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Joyce Porter
ISBN: 029777154X
ISBN13: 978-0297771548
Language: English
Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd (1977)
Pages: 203
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Start by marking Dover and the Claret Tappers as Want to Read . Set in 1976, Joyce Porter's comedy thriller is dramatised by Paul Mendelson. This book opens with an incredible (for Dover fans) premise - someone has kidnapped Inspector Dover and is demanding a large ransom.

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Dover and the Claret Tappers The Chief Inspector Dover Mysteries. When one of their own gets kidnapped, there's a sense of jubilation at Scotland Yard. Not what you might expect, but then the victim is Inspector Dover, and he's not quite the detective England expects. Is this the start of something more sinister? Set in 1976, Joyce Porter's comedy thriller is dramatised by Paul Mendelson

Dover and the Claret Tappers. Chief Wilfred Dover is the best fictional detective in a month of Sundays, and Joyce Porter, his creator, the best female mystery writer since Agatha Christie.

Dover and the Claret Tappers. More humor with a twist of bitter lemon for series fans. Books by Joyce Porter.

Joyce Porter lived the last years of her life in a pretty thatched cottage on Sand Street in Longbridge Deverill, a village in Wiltshire . Dover Strikes Again (1970). It's Murder with Dover (1973). Dover and the Claret Tappers (1976). Dead Easy for Dover (1978). Dover Beats the Band (1980).

Joyce Porter lived the last years of her life in a pretty thatched cottage on Sand Street in Longbridge Deverill, a village in Wiltshire Porter created the characters of Eddie Brown, Constance Ethel Morrison Burke, and Wilfred Dover.

I just love Joyce Porter's mysteries with her overweight, incompetent detective, Chief Wilfred Dover of Scotland Yard. This is a great series and laugh-out-loud funny.

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Dover Goes to Pott Dover and the Claret Tappers Dover Beats the Band Dover and The Sleeping Beauty (16 January 2010) Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All And a new story by Paul Mendelson based on the characters Dover and the Smoking Gun (1 October 2001). All he needs, he feels, is one smashing success and the prestigious title is hi. hen 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.

Find nearly any book by Joyce PORTER. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All. ISBN 9780860251446 (978-0-86025-144-6) Hardcover, Empire Publishing Service, 1979.

BJoyce Porter. 1976 FIRST British EDITION with "First Published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld and Nicolson" on copyright page and no additional printings listed. A novel featuring Joyce Porter's "immortal dyspeptic, demoniac detective" Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover. From the dj flap: "Read about the dastardly crime that has the whole of Scotland Yard rocking! Hear about the hideous threats that bring tears to the eyes of grown policemen! Marvel with the television millions as the victim's wife reveals her plans for facing up to her widowhood! Stand shoulder to shoulder with the Silent Majority as they scream 'NO SURRENDER!' to the pack of gibbering idiots who, having kidnapped Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover, actually think somebody is going to cough up a ransom for him!"
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VariesWent
This book opens with an incredible (for Dover fans) premise - someone has kidnapped Inspector Dover and is demanding a large ransom. The inexperienced kidnappers chose Dover because he's fat and lazy and was easily lured into a car with strangers in order to take a load off his feet. They knew he wasn't the most esteemed employee at Scotland Yard, but failed to guess that they would be more likely to collect money to KEEP than to return him.

The barely concealed elation of his superiors and colleagues (not to mention Mrs. Dover and the long-suffering Sergeant MacGregor) turns to gloom when the worthless old loafer is dumped out (appropriately) in a large plastic garbage bag. Since no one really cares if the kidnappers are ever brought to justice, they assign Dover to investigate the case, which he proceeds to do with his usual bad-tempered lethargy. And that would have probably been the end of it if the gang hadn't made the mistake of kidnapping another victim - and THIS time, it's someone that Scotland Yard wants back!

This is not the best of the Dover books, but there are some wonderful bits and the last three chapters are fine indeed. Porter was a shrewd observer of the absurdities of English life in the 1960's and her characters are bizarre, but always believable. A must-read for Dover fans. The rest of you don't count.
Rageseeker
I have resisted the "Dover" novels for years as they sounded utterly dreadful to me. But recently I had a chance to get two of them for free so decided it was worth a try. Hmmph. "Free" was still too high a price as I'll never get back the time I lost reading this book.

Heaven knows I love humor, and funny books. But Dover grates on my nerves like fingernails on a blackboard. I should have trusted my better instincts. I can't, for the life of me, see why people like these books. But I guess that's what makes life interesting. Dover is just plain sickeningly incompetent, with no redeeming qualities at all, unlike Dalziel of the wonderful Reginald Hill series.
Jorius
I just love Joyce Porter's mysteries with her overweight, incompetent detective, Chief Wilfred Dover of Scotland Yard.

The Boston Globe reviewed this book as "The best fictional detective in a month of Sundays, and Joyce Porter, its creator, the best female mystery writer since Agatha Christie". I totally agree.

This is a great series and laugh-out-loud funny.
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