Bolt

Bolt

by Dick Francis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425202883
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Series: Kit Fielding Adventure Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 202,654
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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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Bolt 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
DocWalt10 on LibraryThing 3 days ago
I enjoyed the continuation of Kit Fielding from Break In. It is never enjoyable to read how cruel humans can be, specially to animals. How a man could be so driven, by hate, to willful kill beautiful creatures such as horses. All because of a feud, between two families, that goes back centuries.
MuseofIre on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Stuck without a book at Dad's and turned to this old favorite. It's as engaging as any of Francis's older reads, perhaps because the hero is once again a jockey rather than someone on the periphery of racing. This time champion jockey Kit Fielding, first seen in the equally good Break In, holds off a ruthless French businessman determined to pressure Princess Casilia's husband into unethical business practices and investigates who is killing the Princess's horses while struggling with the possibility of losing his fiance to a prince and dodging the hostility of lifelong enemy Maynard Allerdeck. Action-packed, with Francis's classic stoic, laconic, but sensitive hero.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Kit Fielding #2, the jockey tries to protect his patron Princess Cassilia's husband from a business blackmailer, and to save her horses which are being destroyed by a bolt gun. Very good: interesting characters, disturbing villain, excellent suspense.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you¿ve read 'Break In' some of the characters in Bolt will be familiar, but this is a completely different adventure. Champion jockey Kit Fielding rides for Princess Casilia and when he finds out she is in trouble he goes to her aid to solve one of the best crime thrillers in the equestrian world. There are the usual thrills and spills on the track and of course the intrique and plotting in the real world. Once again Francis keeps readers on their toes trying to solve the crime and once again the villain is one of the least expect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read 2 by Francis; Flying Finish was fun but Bolt quite disappointing. This is NOT a mystery--we know throughout who the villain (one-dimensional) is, and the plot is merely waiting for the inevitable to occur. Even the 'surprise ending' does not really add much to any drama. Try another Francis novel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lrts join... after all its all the camps togethr.