Four Complete Novels: Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Rat Race
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Four Complete Novels: Odds Against, Flying Finish, Blood Sport, Rat Race

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Hardcover, 596 pages
Published 1984 by Avenel Books
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I've always admired Dick Francis' minimalist style - he can sum up a character in a sentence - and two of these books really shine: "Odds Against" and "Blood Sport". I've read all four books at least five times each. He covers significant life themes, along with the protagonist's dogged pursuit of deviltry, such as life-debilitating depression. His understanding of the nature of evil, from petty to full-scale, is never graphic but always unsettlingly real.

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Dick Francis CBE (born Richard Stanley Francis) was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey.

* Sid Halley Mystery
* Kit Fielding Mystery
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