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Dover and the Unkindest Cut of All

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22581

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean book, minimal shelfwear; jacket shows a little wear along top and bottom edges and at a couple of corners]. Fourth in the series of comic mystery novels featuring Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover, characterized by his "legendary inertia, foul manner, and striking ineptitude." The opening of Chapter Two describes a station sergeant's reaction to Dover's sudden appearance on the scene: "This great, fat, untidy yobbo didn't look like a detective chief inspector from New Scotland Yard but recruiting had been bad for donkey's years and you never knew... View more info

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Dover Three

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: (c.1967)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22582

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [nice clean book, slight wear to extremities; jacket bumped and very slightly torn at top front hinge, otherwise bright and attractive]. Third in the series of comic mystery novels featuring Scotland Yard's Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover, with the title character "as dyspeptic, unappealing, and insensitive as ever." In this adventure he is "sent off to isolated Thornwich in bleak mid-winter to look into an epidemic of lewd poison-pen letters." From page 12: "Some coarse-minded colleague had once said that [Dover] looked like a pregnant hippopotam... View more info

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The Chinks in the Curtain

By: Porter, Joyce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1968 (c.1967)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22568

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, a bit of wear to spine ends; jacket shows only light surface wear]. "The story of a most unlikely spy," one Edmund Brown, introduced by the author in her earlier book "Sour Cream with Everything." Here she "irreverently juggles the familiar paraphernalia of midnight tiptoeing, hidden microphones and conniving seduction into a hilarious travesty of the spy story which will titillate the ever-increasing number of her followers." This was the second of her four Edmund Brown adventures. View more info