Dover and the Claret Tappers

Dover and the Claret Tappers One of the century s great innovators in British crime fiction offers humor with a twist of bitter lemon Library Journal in a tale in which Scotland Yard Detective Dover is a victim of kidnappers who

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  • Title: Dover and the Claret Tappers
  • Author: Joyce Porter
  • ISBN: 9780881502459
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the century s great innovators in British crime fiction offers humor with a twist of bitter lemon Library Journal in a tale in which Scotland Yard Detective Dover is a victim of kidnappers, who demand not only a stout ransom, but the release of two prisoners a multiple bigamist and a nymphomaniacal shoplifter.

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    1. From BBC Radio 4 Extra:When one of their own gets kidnapped, there's a sense of jubilation at Scotland Yard.Not what you might expect, but then the victim is Inspector Dover, and he's not quite the detective England expects. Is this the start of something more sinister?Set in 1976, Joyce Porter's comedy thriller is dramatised by Paul Mendelson.Stars Kenneth Cranham as Chief Inspector Dover, Stuart McQuarrie as Sergeant McGregor, Crawford Logan as Commander Brockhurst, Nick Underwood as Inspector [...]

    2. Tällä kertaa hieman erilainen Dover-mysteeri, rikoksen uhrina on nimittäin komisario itse. Heti alkajaisiksi Dover on kidnapattu lunnaita vastaan, mutta koska kukaan ei halua maksaa hänen palauttamisestaan, hänet päästetään jo melko alkuvaiheessa vapaaksi. Sen jälkeen meno palaa tutuille raiteille, Dover ja MacGregor yrittävät jahdata kidnappaajia vaihtelevan huonolla menestyksellä ja kaikkien osallisten hermot kiristyvät uhkaavasti. Sekoilu saa sentään lopulta yllättäviä kä [...]

    3. Remember "The Ransom of Red Chief"? Sometimes crime really DOESN'T pay.This book opens with an incredible (for Dover fans) premise - someone has kidnapped Inspector Dover and is demanding a large ransom. The inexperienced kidnappers chose Dover because he's fat and lazy and was easily lured into a car with strangers in order to take a load off his feet. They knew he wasn't the most esteemed employee at Scotland Yard, but failed to guess that they would be more likely to be paid money to KEEP tha [...]

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