Dover Two

Dover Two In the best and funniest of a series of books about Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover of New Scotland Yard the irascible detective investigates the murder of Sleeping Beauty a young woman who has been in

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  • Title: Dover Two
  • Author: Joyce Porter
  • ISBN: 9780881501353
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the best and funniest of a series of books about Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover of New Scotland Yard, the irascible detective investigates the murder of Sleeping Beauty a young woman who has been in a coma since a murder attempt months earlier Clues are few and the case is a tough one, but even an open and shut case might prove difficult for Dover, who is distinguishIn the best and funniest of a series of books about Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover of New Scotland Yard, the irascible detective investigates the murder of Sleeping Beauty a young woman who has been in a coma since a murder attempt months earlier Clues are few and the case is a tough one, but even an open and shut case might prove difficult for Dover, who is distinguished chiefly by corpulence, ill temper, and incompetence The Mystery Lover s Companion, Art Bourgeau

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    1. When I first read Dover's little adventure in a mystery collection, there was something about the fat Chief Inspector that you have to like. he was a fat persistent bugger. Joyce Porter again used the charm of a quaint English country village as the setting of Wilfred Dover's new murder mystery and just as when you added two plus two together, she throws a toolbox fulls of twist that keeps the reader gripped in frustration.

    2. "Onward Christian Soldiers, Marching as to War!"The Army of the Lord might make greater progress against the Infidel if the troops didn't spend so much time bickering among themselves. In the dreary northern town of Curdley, Protestants and Roman Catholics are locked in a vicious, centuries-old conflict that makes Belfast look like an ecumenical love-in. And Inspector Dover (as tepid in religion as he is in anything that requires effort) is thrown right into the middle of this ecclesiastical dog [...]

    3. This is kind of a typical English mystery, with one very big twist. Dover, the police detective assigned the case, is a incompetent, lazy slob with absolutely no redeeming characteristics. He fails to solve most of his cases, we are told, but he does manage to solve this one with the help of his sergeant (though he makes sure to take all the credit.)You have to admire Porter for taking on such a formidably repulsive protagonist. In fact, none of the characters are likeable. She handles the nuanc [...]

    4. Isabel Slatcher has been in a coma since she was shot eight months ago. When she dies in the hospital, Inspector Dover and his hapless sergeant are sent to discover who killed her. Unfortunately, her little town has been rent by religious schism for centuries, and the local police have proved totally incompetent. But you haven't seen incompetent until you've seen Dover, who manages to accuse three different people of the murder.

    5. 3 1/2 stars. Not as good as Dover One, but the character himself was nastier and better delineated. And it was complex enough.

    6. Viihdyttävää luettavaa tämäkin. Juoni on kaikkine käänteineen ihan nokkela, katolisten ja protestanttien välisestä vihanpidosta revitään mustaa huumoria ja komisario Dover itse on yhtä rakastettava ilkimys kuin ensimmäisessäkin kirjassa (ja toisaalta saa sopivan antisankarillisesti myös nenilleen ajoittain), mutta muu henkilökaarti ei ole kovin värikästä ja muutenkin kirja jää vähän perusdekkariksi. Toisaalta sävy on ajoittain jopa melko synkkä, mikä tuo Doverin hahmoon [...]

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