Walter Sands
Created by Richard Bowker

When it comes to hardboiled SF detective fiction, there is rarely much mention of Dover Beach, a 1987 novel by Richard Bowker that features WALTER SANDS, a young private eye wannabe in the post-nuclear war Boston.

It's been twenty-odd years since a limited nuclear war devastated the US, and young Wally, a big fan of pre-war detective novels, is trying his darnedest to set himself up as a private eye. But in postwar Beantown, there's apparently little call for dicks, until a Dr Charles Winfield hires him to find Professor Cornwall whom he believes is actually a clone. Possibly of himself.

An interesting take on the future, with the U.S. more or less teetering on the verge of collapse, the U.S.S.R. still around, and the U.K. turning its back on technology.




Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Special thanks for the info on this page, to Jiro Kimura, the man behind The Gumshoe Site.

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