For Kicks

For Kicks

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by Dick Francis
     
 

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Australian horse breeder Daniel Roke had resisted the exorbitant sum of money offered by a suave Englishman to investigate a scandal involving drugged racehorses. But after another investigator dies mysteriously, Roke agrees to fill his shoes—and learns that men who would give drugs to horses are capable of doing much worse to human beings.

Overview

Australian horse breeder Daniel Roke had resisted the exorbitant sum of money offered by a suave Englishman to investigate a scandal involving drugged racehorses. But after another investigator dies mysteriously, Roke agrees to fill his shoes—and learns that men who would give drugs to horses are capable of doing much worse to human beings.

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"Few things are more convinving than Dick Francis at a full gallop." -Chicago Tribune

"Nobody sets up a mystery better than Dick Francis." -San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the most reliable mystery writers working today." -Detroit News and Free Press

Chicago Sun-Times
For more than 30 years, Dick Francis has been mystery's Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425194980
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/03/2004
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
258,802
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Few things are more convinving than Dick Francis at a full gallop." -Chicago Tribune

"Nobody sets up a mystery better than Dick Francis." -San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the most reliable mystery writers working today." -Detroit News and Free Press

Meet the Author

Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.

A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Date of Birth:
October 31, 1920
Date of Death:
February 14, 2010
Place of Birth:
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, southwest Wales
Place of Death:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, British West Indies
Education:
Dropped out of Maidenhead County School at age 15.

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For Kicks 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TWD More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book for any horse racing fan! Once again, Dick Francis proves his ability to incorporate mystery and suspense with real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago