Reblogged from Secret Diary of PorterGirl:
In the run-up to next month’s release of new PorterGirl novel, Sinister Dexter, let us take the opportunity to meet some of the eclectic supporting cast who join Head Porter, Deputy Head Porter and The Dean in another unlikely adventure at Old College. Today the spotlight falls upon the tenacious but largely unwelcome interlopers, Detective Chief Inspector Thompson and Detective Sergeant Kirby.
We first met the two determined detectives in second novel, The Vanishing Lord, where DCI Thompson was so convinced that The Dean was responsible for the theft of the priceless Lord Layton portrait that he arrested him twice. Although the unexpected resolution of that particular case had nothing to do with The Dean, the peace and quiet afforded by him spending a night in custody was welcomed by the rest of College and the Chief Inspector drew quiet respect from the Porters’ Lodge.
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