Hot Money

Hot Money

by Dick Francis

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425235409
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Series: A Dick Francis Novel Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 223,373
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(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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Hot Money 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
janthelibrarianJS More than 1 year ago
While I am not that much into horses it is fun to see how each Dick Francis story includes horses from a different perspective. Hot Money portrays the unraveling of a family through too much money and the power that comes with it. Destruction follows in its wake.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites - I think this was the first Francis I read (or the second). I like Malcolm, despite his inability to make a stable family, and I really like Ian. And most of the family do end up somewhat better and better off than when they started...I remembered who was the villain, including the final reveal, but the first time I read it I had exactly no clue. Even when Ian says why, it's not obvious to me - but this one depends so entirely on reading people and understanding their reactions, I'm not surprised. I don't think writing can convey what would be needed to really understand someone - at best you get an accurate sketch, and this one you have to understand deeper to know the whys. But it's still a great story.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Banker Ian Pembroke investigates the murder of his step-mother, and danger threatens his father. Is the killer one of the 4 wives or 9 children in this disfunctional family? One of my favourites by Francis: interesting characters, great suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read and reread this book at least 6 times. It is still as good as the first time.
GeryNC More than 1 year ago
Excellent Dick Francis' "yarn"
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read this sooo many times AWESOME