Dick Francis

Dick Francis


Born
in Lawrenny, South Wales, The United Kingdom
October 31, 1920

Died
February 14, 2010

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

Dick Francis worked on his books with his wife, Mary, before her death. Dick considered his wife to be his co-writer - as he is quoted in the book, "The Dick Francis Companion", released in 2003:
"Mary and I worked as a team. ... I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover. Mary's family always called me Richard due to having another Dick in the family. I am Richard, Mary was Mary, and Dick Francis was the two of us together."

Series:
* Sid Halley Mystery
* Kit Fielding Mystery

Average rating: 3.94 · 162,730 ratings · 7,322 reviews · 269 distinct worksSimilar authors
To the Hilt

4.10 avg rating — 5,875 ratings — published 1996 — 47 editions
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Proof

4.03 avg rating — 5,452 ratings — published 1984 — 38 editions
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Whip Hand (Sid Halley, #2)

4.07 avg rating — 5,099 ratings — published 1969 — 14 editions
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Dead Heat

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3.84 avg rating — 5,459 ratings — published 2007 — 35 editions
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Dead Cert

3.96 avg rating — 5,010 ratings — published 1962 — 51 editions
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Bolt (Kit Fielding, #2)

4.02 avg rating — 5,027 ratings — published 1986 — 38 editions
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Reflex

4.05 avg rating — 4,868 ratings — published 1980 — 44 editions
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Blood Sport

3.87 avg rating — 4,667 ratings — published 1967 — 12 editions
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Shattered

3.90 avg rating — 4,619 ratings — published 2000 — 42 editions
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Longshot

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4,468 ratings — published 1990 — 37 editions
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“Some are born weird, some achieve it, others have weirdness thrust upon them.”
Dick Francis, To the Hilt

“Most people think, when they're young, that they're going to the top of their chosen world, and that the climb up is only a formality. Without that faith, I suppose, they might never start. Somewhere on the way they lift their eyes to the summit and know they aren't going to reach it; and happiness then is looking down and enjoying the view they've got, not envying the one they haven't.”
Dick Francis, Reflex

“Love's easy to learn. It's like taking a risk. You set your mind on it and refuse to be afraid, and in no time you feel terrifically exhilarated and all your inhibitions fly out of the window.”
Dick Francis, Dead Cert
tags: love, risk

Polls

How long have you been reading Dick Francis mysteries?

Dick Francis

15-25 years
 
  15 votes, 31.3%

35-45 years
 
  12 votes, 25.0%

25-35 years
 
  10 votes, 20.8%

Less than 5 years
 
  3 votes, 6.3%

5-10 years
 
  3 votes, 6.3%

I just discovered him!
 
  2 votes, 4.2%

10-15 years
 
  2 votes, 4.2%

Since the very beginning (early 1960s)
 
  1 vote, 2.1%

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