Dover One: A Mystery

Dover One A Mystery For its own very good reasons Scotland Yard sends Dover off to remote Creedshire to investigate the disappearance of a young housemaid Juliet Rugg Though there s every cause to assume that she has b

  • Title: Dover One: A Mystery
  • Author: Joyce Porter
  • ISBN: 9780881501346
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • For its own very good reasons, Scotland Yard sends Dover off to remote Creedshire to investigate the disappearance of a young housemaid, Juliet Rugg Though there s every cause to assume that she has been murdered she gave her favours freely and may even have stooped to a bit of blackmail no body is to be found Weighing in at sixteen stone, she couldn t be hard to oveFor its own very good reasons, Scotland Yard sends Dover off to remote Creedshire to investigate the disappearance of a young housemaid, Juliet Rugg Though there s every cause to assume that she has been murdered she gave her favours freely and may even have stooped to a bit of blackmail no body is to be found Weighing in at sixteen stone, she couldn t be hard to overlook But where is she And why should Dover, of all people, be called upon to find her Or, for that matter, even bother to solve the damned case

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    1. A young girl goes missing, and the local constabulary soon realizes they should probably call in the Yard. It's just their luck that the Yard sends Wilfred Dover, along with Sgt. MacGregor, to their aid. When he arrives at the scene of the crime, he's faced with an assortment of rather eccentric people (and some who are just plainly weird) who, as it turns out, all had a reason to do away with the girl. He deduces that she didn't leave of her own accord, and is either being held as a kidnap vict [...]

    2. Inspector Dover is lazy, selfish, and hardly cares about the victims. Somehow the crimes get solved anyway.

    3. This first in the Inspector Dover series appeared in 1964 and I was shocked to learn that some people consider it the best of the series. In my view, Porter had not yet hit her stride and the Dover we meet here is an anemic version of the truly bizarre character he would become. Sure, he's fat and lazy and badly dressed and inclined to grab at any straw in order to pin the murder on someone (ANYONE) and put his feet up. But Dover addressing the public (and even other coppers!) as "Sir" and "Mada [...]

    4. This was excellently written, even though the inspector is a bit gross. And to be honest, I guessed who and how and the location of the body the second a certain place was mentioned (the place where the body is eventually found.) But it was great fun reading to see whether I was correct. I would actually give this 4 1/2 stars.

    5. Dover is a Scotland Yard detective but he is not one the Yard is particularly proud of so they send him out to investigate cases which provincial forces ask them to investigate and which look like being boring or difficult or not amount to very much. DS McGregor - his complete opposite - feels that his career is suffering because of his association with Dover but knows there is nothing that can be done about it.A young woman has disappeared from what appears to be quite an exclusive gated commun [...]

    6. Chief Inspector Dover is fat, lumbering buffoon who enjoys his naps and food more than his job. Assisted by his sidekick, a young Sergeant MacGregor, Dover solves mysteries in quaint English villages through good old fashion police work, that is, if he ever does it himself. Dover has all this qualities you would never like in a colleague and yet, he is has endeared to many with those very same revolting qualities of a man who solve his mysteries through the hard work of others.Joyce Porter manag [...]

    7. It's worth your while to search for this little mystery from 1964. I learned of Joyce Porter's protagonist Dover on a serendipitous browse through the ole library stacks. A more unlikely personality for a Chief Inspector would be hard to imagine. Always willing to allow his second, Sergeant MacGregor, to lead the investigatory interviews while he puts away any offered treats, Dover nevertheless comes up with the pertinent questions. Not exactly in the English cozy murder genre, the Dover mysteri [...]

    8. The new chief constable doesn't want to miss anything, so he sends for Scotland Yard when a local girl disappears. And, as though in some cosmic joke, the Yard sends Chief Inspector Dover, the rudest, laziest man on the Force. Accompanied by his horrified sergeant, Dover then shows the one characteristic he has of a good detective--luck. Sure enough, he captures the culprit, though he never does figure out the motive. (A little old lady who reads detective stories does that--and Dover doesn't be [...]

    9. I love a hapless detective & cozy British mysteries so imagine my delight that I can get two in one. Witty, light and irreverent--I really enjoyed it and will read more in this old sites.

    10. This was the second or third time to read the book, although it was quite memorable the first time around. Somehow, I can't seem to forget the solution to this mystery!

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