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Dover: The Collected Short Stories (Inspector Dover #15)

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Includes: Dover Pulls a Rabbit (1969), Dover Tangles with High Finance (1975), Dover and the Dark Lady (1972), Dover Does Some Spadework (1977), Dover Goes to School (1977), Dover Without Perks (1978), Dover and the Smallest Room (1979), Sweating It Out with Dover (1980), Dover Sees the Trees (1982). Dover Weighs the Evidence (APA: Dover As Nemesis) (1982), and A Souvenir ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Foul Play Press
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Sep 13, 2016 Whistlers Mom rated it liked it
Dover pulls rabbits out of his disgusting bowler.

I'm surprised I'm not more enthusiastic about this book. I cut my teeth on the Sherlock Holmes stories and I morn the demise of the mystery short story. And God knows I'm a great fan of Porter's hilarious books featuring fat, lazy, foul-tempered Inspector Wilf Dover. Dover is the kind of character that you can laugh at and feel superior to while being terribly grateful that you don't have to work with him. And it's fun to try to speculate as to wh
Dec 28, 2008 Eric_W rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys British detective humor
Scotland Yard detective Wilf Dover is not your usual hero. He distinctly resembles a sloth and is despised by the rest of the department. He is gross, flatulent, lazy, dishonest, sexist, racist, pinches other people's ideas and property, and spends most of his time in bed crouched over a beer he has not bought himself. He doesn't believe in thinking, the traditional tool of the ratio centric detective, considering it to be too much work. His creator, Joyce Porter, while writing in a comic vein, ...more
Mar 14, 2011 L rated it liked it
Recommended to L by: Liz
entertaining and great for bedtime reading because
of the short story format, but I think I still enjoy the more in depth and complex agatha christie books.
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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
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