Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover is the most idle and avaricious hero in all of crime fiction.
Honestly, why should he even be bothered to solve the case?
Collected here are eleven unforgettable short stories in the Dover series, from the 1969 story ‘Dover Pulls a Rabbit’, to ‘A Souvenir for Dover’.
“Something quite out of the ordinary.” Daily Telegraph
“Joyce Porter is a joy… Dover is unquestionably the most entertaining detective in fiction.” Guardian
“Plotted with the technique of a virtuoso.” New York Times
“Wonderfully funny.” Spectator
“Dover is wildly, joyously unbelievable; and may he remain so for our comic delight.” Sun
“You will be fascinated by his sheer dazzling incompetence. Porter has a keen eye, a wicked sense of comedy, and a delightfully low mind.” Harper’s