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Dover goes to Pott.

Joyce Porter

Dover goes to Pott.

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Published by Scribner in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Dover, Wilfred (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
    • Police -- Great Britain -- Fiction.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ4.P8464 Dn, PR6066.O72 Dn
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191 p.
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5611504M
      LC Control Number68019306

      Naturally, when the owner's daughter is murdered, the call goes out for Scotland Yard's finest. Surely, if they don't know he had nothing to do with the case, they'd continue -- or at least MacGregor would -- to follow the lead until they knew it could be eliminated. Once again, Dover is off, the reluctant Sergeant MacGregor in tow. Therefore, her solving each case must be achieved entirely by a happy coincidence.

      But what really doesn't work is that, from this point on, the cops forget all about the mystery visitor. Porter became best known for her series of novels featuring Detective Inspector Wilfred Dover. The two cops follow up this lead assiduously, especially since a car of that model is owned by another Wibbley relative, but then suddenly, at the end of a chapter, there's a paragraph tagged on to the effect that, although Dover and MacGregor would never know it, the mystery visitor was a carpet-sweeper salesman who had nothing to do with the case. However, on the rare occasions he was able to put aside plate, pint-glass and cigarettes long enough to concentrate, Dover usually saw the answer first. All Dover has to do to clinch this one is settle back in Wibbley's Rolls Royce, perhaps bend a bit of evidence, or maybe a few fingers.

      Primary suspect is Cynthia's husband John. The most intricate plots in Dover 1, Dover 2 and "Dover goes to Pott" have twists to satisfy the most insistent "whodunnit" fan, although few will remember the legislature that proves decisive in Dover 2. Once again, Dover is off, the reluctant Sergeant MacGregor in tow. It is set in a small town in Lancashire, riven by sectarianism, but the comparisons to "the troubles" are obvious. Dover was obese, lazy, unhygienic the only man in the Metropolitan Police Service with underarm dandruff and bordering on corrupt. But what really doesn't work is that, from this point on, the cops forget all about the mystery visitor.


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Dover goes to Pott. book

Dover is unquestionably the most entertaining detective in fiction. In she joined the Women's Royal Air Force, and, on the strength of an intensive course in Russian, qualified for confidential work in intelligence. Therefore, her solving each case must be achieved entirely by a happy coincidence.

Surely, if they don't know he had nothing to do with the case, they'd continue -- or at least MacGregor would -- to follow the lead until they knew it could be eliminated.

Dover was obese, lazy, unhygienic the only man in the Metropolitan Police Service with underarm dandruff and bordering on corrupt. He and his intelligent but intimidated sidekick Sergeant MacGregor are sent to the town of Pott Winckle to investigate the murder of Cynthia Perking, nee Wibbley, daughter of the owner of Wibbley Ware, the chamberpot manufacturer that's the town's primary employer.

But what really doesn't work is that, from this point on, the cops forget all about the mystery visitor. MacGregor was keen, clean and ferociously ambitious.

Characters[ edit ] In DCI Wilfred Dover and his assistant Sergeant MacGregor, she created a template later used successfully, especially by Reginald Hillin straight ' whodunnits '[ citation needed ], but Porter's novels, while intricately plotted, were always played for laughs.

Dover and McGregor find the sectarian feuding absurd, from their perspective as Londoners, and annoying, insofar as it prevents them achieving an answer. The two cops follow up this lead assiduously, especially since a car of that model is owned by another Wibbley relative, but then suddenly, at the end of a chapter, there's a paragraph tagged on to the effect that, although Dover and MacGregor would never know it, the mystery visitor was a carpet-sweeper salesman who had nothing to do with the case.

As an example of the lousy plotting, much is made in the first half of the book of the fact that the driver of a distinctive car visited Cynthia around the time she was killed; a neighbor saw her welcome him into the house, and then his hurried departure half an hour later.

To be fair, I wasn't quite as repelled by this revisit as I can recall being first time around, but I still found the humor heavy-handed, the plotting dubious, and the writing mediocre bordering on tedious.

It is set in a small town in Lancashire, riven by sectarianism, but the comparisons to "the troubles" are obvious. The series was fairly successful in its day, though, so my opinion may well be an outlier. Porter has a keen eye, a wicked sense of comedy, and a delightfully low mind.

The Honourable Constance Ethel Morrison-Burke is an upper-class spinster who, armed only with pluck, a deep-rooted hatred of men and her family's enormous financial resources, sallies forth to fight crime with the aid of her devoted 'friend'.

My jaw dropped at a major plot strand being so peremptorily, almost contemptuously, abandoned. The town of Pott Winckle owes its prosperity to the firm of Wibbley Ware. All Dover has to do to clinch this one is settle back in Wibbley's Rolls Royce, perhaps bend a bit of evidence, or maybe a few fingers.

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ISBN 13: 9780224613248

Dover Goes to Pott (A Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover Novel) Porter, Joyce Published by Foul Play/Countryman, Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.A. ().