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Nerve
4.00
it was amazing
NERVE - Ex
Francis, Dick - 2nd book

Mysterious accidents start happening to jockeys, one man is found shot dead, while another is found with a broken le
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Sep 1994
Sep 12, 2008
 
Banker
4.00
it was amazing
BANKER - Ex
Francis, Dick - 21st book

Tim Ekaterin's merchant bank, like all banks, invests only in sure things. Now he is about to involve it in a £5 m
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May 1982
Sep 12, 2008
 
Crossfire
3.82
liked it
First Sentence: Medic! Medic!

Captain Thomas Forsythe has returned from fighting and being injured in Afghanistan, to a place called home in name only.
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Jun 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Silks
3.76
really liked it
SILKS (Unl. Invest-Geoffrey Mason-England-Cont) – VG+
Francis, Dick and Felix Francis – 42nd book
Penguin/Michael Joseph-2008-UK Hardcover – ISBN: 97807
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Oct 2008
Nov 06, 2008
 
Rat Race
3.92
really liked it
First Sentence: I picked four of them up at Whit Waltham in the new Cherokee Six 300 that never got a chance to grow old.

Matt Shore’s life and career
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Apr 2010
Sep 12, 2008
 
Dick Francis's Refusal (Sid Halley, #5)
3.83
did not like it
First Sentence: “No,” I said.

Sid Halley is married, a father, and six-years retired from doing investigative work. Sir Richard Stewart approaches him
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Oct 2013
Nov 08, 2013
 
The Edge
3.99
liked it
THE EDGE - G+
Francis, Dick - 27th book

A Great Transcontinental Mystery Race, a glittering rail junket that not only promises the opportunity to race a
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Mar 1989
Sep 13, 2008
 
For Kicks
3.96
it was amazing
FOR KICKS - Ex
Francis, Dick - 3rd book

Proprietor of a stud farm in Australia's Snowy Mountains or muck-raking stable boy in Yorkshire? Danny Roke deci
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Sep 1995
Sep 12, 2008
 
Blood Sport
3.86
really liked it
BLOOD SPORT - VG
Francis, Dick - 6th book

Gene Hawkings must travel to Kentucky, on the orders of his boss, to spend three weeks looking for kidnapped s
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Oct 1976
Sep 12, 2008
 
Odds Against
4.03
it was amazing
ODDS AGAINST - Ex
Francis, Dick - 4th book / 1st Sid Halley

Sid Halley, an injured jockey, becomes a private eye and carries out some work for his fathe
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Sep 1976
Sep 12, 2008
 
To the Hilt
4.07
it was amazing
TO THE HILT - Ex
Francis, Dick - 35th book

The "hilt" refers to the jewel-encrusted, solid gold handle of the ceremonial sword of Scotland's would-be ki
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Sep 1996
Sep 13, 2008
 
Field of Thirteen
3.70
really liked it
FIELD OF THIRTEEN (short stories) - G /VG
Francis, Dick - 37th book

That octet, composed mostly in the 1970s and initially appearing in various journals
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Sep 1998
Sep 13, 2008
 
Dick Francis's Gamble
3.82
liked it
First Sentence: I was standing right next to Herb Kovak when he was murdered.

For Nicholas Foxton risk is part of his life. His career as a jockey ende
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Aug 2011
Sep 07, 2011
 
Decider
3.97
it was amazing
DECIDER - Ex
Francis, Dick - 32nd book

Lee Morris, 35, is an architect/builder specializing in restoring "ruins" like his own splendid barn house inhabi
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Sep 2008
Sep 13, 2008
 
Comeback
3.92
really liked it
COMEBACK - VG
Francis, Dick - 30th book

A globe-hopping diplomat comes face to face with a case of fatal corruption, in Dick Francis's suspenseful new m
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Oct 1991
Sep 13, 2008
 
Bolt
4.01
it was amazing
BOLT - Ex
Francis, Dick - 25th book / 2nd Kit Fielding

In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: some
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Mar 1987
Sep 13, 2008
 
Hot Money
4.01
it was amazing
HOT MONEY - Ex
Francis, Dick - 26th book

With his five ex-wives and the nine children between them, it's no great surprise that spectacularly wealthy go
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Mar 1988
Sep 13, 2008
 
Dead Cert
3.95
it was amazing
DEAD CERT - Ex
Francis, Dick - 1st book

For millionaire jockey Alan York, winning is a bonus. For Joe Nantwich, victory means no cushy backhanders; and
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Jun 1994
Sep 12, 2008
 
10 Lb Penalty
3.86
liked it
10 LB. PENALTY - G
Francis, Dick - 26th book

Seventeen-year-old Benedict Juliard is an amateur jockey whose life is changed abruptly when he is accused
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Sep 1997
Sep 13, 2008
 
Wild Horses
3.86
it was amazing
WILD HORSES - Ex
Francis, Dick - 33rd book

Filmmaker Thomas Lyon is making a movie--based on a best-selling book--of a real-life tragedy in the horse-ra
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Jan 1995
Jul 08, 2008
 
Twice Shy
3.87
liked it
TWICE SHY - G+
Francis, Dick - 20th book

Physics teacher Jonathan Derry inherits trouble when his friend Peter gives him three innocuous-looking musical
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Apr 1982
Sep 12, 2008
 
Come to Grief
3.97
really liked it
COME TO GRIEF - VG
Francis, Dick - 34th book / 3rd Sid Halley

When ex-jockey Sid Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends—and one of the
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Aug 1995
Aug 15, 2008
 
Straight
3.98
liked it
STRAIGHT - G+
Francis, Dick - 28th book

When Derek Franklin, a steeplechase jockey nursing a shattered ankle from a bad spill, learns of the death of hi
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Nov 1989
Sep 13, 2008
 
Driving Force
3.92
really liked it
DRIVING FORCE - VG
Francs, Dick - 31st book

Transporting racehorses to the course is big business for ex-jockey Freddie Croft. But when a driver breaks
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Oct 1992
Sep 13, 2008
 
Whip Hand
4.06
it was amazing
WHIP HAND - Ex
Francis, Dick - 18th book / 2nd Sid Halley

Despite the fact that he thinks she's overreacting, ex-jockey turned detective Sid Halley agre
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Mar 1980
Sep 12, 2008
 
Enquiry
3.92
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** ENQUIRY - Ex
Francis, Dick - 8th book

Kelly Hughes is a jockey, labelled a cheat by a Steward's enquiry. To clear his name he investig
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Nov 1976
Sep 12, 2008
 
Longshot
3.98
really liked it
LONGSHOT - VG
Francis, Dick - 29th book

To John Kendall it seemed a good idea to throw in his job in order to write a novel. Ten months later it seems a
...more
Oct 1990
Sep 13, 2008
 
Second Wind
3.70
liked it
SECOND WIND - OK-Good
Francis, Dick - 38th book

Meteorologist Perry Stuart's weather knowledge and accuracy has given him high status among forecasters.
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Feb 1999
Sep 13, 2008
 
Proof
4.02
really liked it
PROOF - VG
Francis, Dick - 23rd book

Tony Beach, wine merchant, knows his whisky, so to be asked to give his opinion of one particular bottle seems harm
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Mar 1985
Sep 12, 2008
 
The Danger
3.98
it was amazing
THE DANGER - VG+
Francis, Dick - 22nd book

Andrew Douglas works for a company specializing in returning kidnap victims to their families. Italy's foremo
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Apr 1984
Sep 12, 2008
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