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The Dick Francis Collection

 

Three intriguing racetrack mysteries

 

Former champion jockey Dick Francis invented his own genre of mystery-thriller when an accident cut short his riding career. No longer able to perform at the track, he began writing about it, using jockeys and other track types to show what went on

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The Dick Francis Collection

 

Three intriguing racetrack mysteries

 

Former champion jockey Dick Francis invented his own genre of mystery-thriller when an accident cut short his riding career. No longer able to perform at the track, he began writing about it, using jockeys and other track types to show what went on behind the scenes, where murder and mystery were as prevalent as horses and hay. Here’s three fan favorites.

 

Nerve Someone is trying to destroy the lives of jockeys all over England. When Jockey Robert Finn becomes the next target, he takes it upon himself to do a little amateur sleuthing to settle the score. (published in 1964)

 

In the Frame Charles Todd is an English artist who is well known and respected for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses. What he now faces at his cousin Donald's house is also art—the art of a perfectly brutal murder. (published in 1976)

 

Reflex When jockey Philip Nore begins to suspect that a track photographer's fatal accident was really murder, he sets out to discover the truth and to trap the killer, and unwittingly sets himself up to become the hunted rather than the hunter. (published in 1980)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780594597513
Publisher:
Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
300,679
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 3.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dick Francis Dick Francis was a champion jockey in England, winning over 350 races. When an injury ended his riding career, he turned to writing. First, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of fellow jockey Lester Piggott. Francis was the winner of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger and the only three-time recipient of the Edgar Award for Best Novel.In 1996, he was made a Mystery Writer of America Grand Master for a lifetime’s achievement.

 

 Reader’s Digest Condensed Books service has been satisfying readers for over 60 years. Launched in 1951, the series was originally a spinoff of the popular fiction supplements to Reader’s Digest Magazine. It quickly became a bestselling phenomenon standing on its own, publishing continuously since its launch, presently issuing six volumes annually, each volume containing four complete books. Now we are collecting the best among the hundreds of authors and thousands of titles we have used, each volume containing three titles by one author, modern classics by modern masters.

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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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