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Dick Francis (1920–2010)

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Dick Francis was born in Wales on October 31, 1920. Because his father was a professional steeplechase jockey and a stable manager, Francis grew up around horses, and after a stint as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he became a steeplechase jockey himself, turning professional visa mer in 1948. He was named champion jockey of the 1953-54 racing season by the British National Hunt after winning more than 350 races and was retained as jockey to the queen mother for four seasons. When he retired from racing in 1957 at the age of 36, Francis went to work as a racing correspondent for the Sunday Express, a London paper, where he worked for 16 years. In the early sixties, he decided to combine his love of mysteries with his knowledge of the racing world, and published Dead Cert in 1962. Set mostly in the racing world, he has written more than 40 novels including Forfeit, Blood Sport, Slay-Ride, Odds Against, Flying Finish, Smoke Screen, High Stakes, and Long Shot. He wrote his last four books Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money, and Crossfire with his son Felix Francis. He has received numerous awards including the Silver Dagger award from Britain's Crime Writers Association for For Kicks, the Gold Dagger award for Whip Hand, the Diamond Dagger award in 1990, and three Edgar awards. He died on February 14, 2010 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Dick Francis

To the Hilt (1996) 1,863 exemplar
Decider (1993) 1,716 exemplar
Under Orders (2006) 1,703 exemplar
Come to Grief (1995) 1,699 exemplar
10-lb. Penalty (1997) 1,696 exemplar
Wild Horses (1994) 1,673 exemplar
Shattered (2000) 1,644 exemplar
Svindel : thriller (1988) 1,636 exemplar
Heta pengar (1987) 1,636 exemplar
Dödligt arv (1989) 1,553 exemplar
Starka bevis : thriller (1985) 1,539 exemplar
Vildmark (1990) 1,527 exemplar
Second Wind (1999) 1,509 exemplar
Hotad (1986) 1,481 exemplar
Drivkraft (1992) — Författare — 1,463 exemplar
Revansch (1985) 1,457 exemplar
Hemkomsten (1991) 1,418 exemplar
Säkra papper (1982) 1,410 exemplar
Reflex : [thriller] (1980) 1,401 exemplar
Terror (1983) 1,351 exemplar
Field of Thirteen (1998) 1,350 exemplar
Hårdhandskar (1979) 1,340 exemplar
Dödssäkert (1962) 1,304 exemplar
Dead Heat (2007) 1,281 exemplar
Dopad (1965) 1,232 exemplar
Dubbelhinder (1982) 1,206 exemplar
Mot alla odds (1976) 1,179 exemplar
Nerver (1964) 1,174 exemplar
High Stakes (1975) 1,150 exemplar
Odds Against (1965) 1,145 exemplar
Bonecrack (1971) 1,117 exemplar
Smokescreen (1972) 1,115 exemplar
Rat Race (1970) 1,105 exemplar
Enquiry (1969) 1,103 exemplar
Blood Sport (1967) 1,088 exemplar
Flygande final (1966) 1,085 exemplar
Risk (1977) 1,080 exemplar
Slay Ride (1973) 1,072 exemplar
Silks (2008) 1,060 exemplar
Forfeit (1968) 1,041 exemplar
Knock Down (1974) 1,025 exemplar
Trial Run (1978) 1,000 exemplar
Even Money (2009) 817 exemplar
Crossfire (2010) 769 exemplar
Racing Classics (1995) 73 exemplar
The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
Spring Fever (1993) 38 exemplar
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
The New Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 18 exemplar
Nerve [and] Smokescreen (2004) 17 exemplar
Enquiry [and] Reflex (1982) 16 exemplar
Flying Finish [and] Hot Money (2003) 15 exemplar
Whip Hand [and] Odds Against (2006) 15 exemplar
Flying Finish [and] For Kicks (1986) 15 exemplar
Three Favourites (1978) 14 exemplar
Knock Down [and] Bonecrack (2004) 14 exemplar
Longshot / Risk (1977) 13 exemplar
Straight / Banker (1990) 12 exemplar
Forfeit [and] Blood Sport (1988) 12 exemplar
10 lb. Penalty [Abridged Audio] (1997) — Författare — 11 exemplar
Hot Money [and] In the Frame (1994) 10 exemplar
Come to Grief [and] For Kicks (2006) 10 exemplar
Decider [and] High Stakes (2006) 10 exemplar
Decider [Abridged Audio Book] (1993) 10 exemplar
Straight / Trial Run (2007) 10 exemplar
In the Frame [and] Dead Cert (1962) 9 exemplar
Das große Krimi- Lesebuch. (1992) 8 exemplar
The Edge [and] Comeback (2002) 8 exemplar
Rat Race [and] To the Hilt (2003) 8 exemplar
Slay Ride [and] Knock Down (1993) 6 exemplar
Flying Finish/Rat Race (1995) 3 exemplar
Forever 2 exemplar
Dead Ringer 2 exemplar
The Hated 2 exemplar
The First Year 2 exemplar
Nachtmerries (1989) 2 exemplar
High Stakes Money (1977) 2 exemplar
Nervy ; : Dražby 1 exemplar
Finiš 1 exemplar
Visszatérés 1 exemplar
Střepy (2010) 1 exemplar
El doble o nada 1 exemplar
[No title] 1 exemplar
O regresso (108) 1 exemplar
The Racing Man's Bedside Book (1969) — Redaktör — 1 exemplar
Argosy 1966--October (1966) 1 exemplar
The Big Story 1 exemplar
Bonecrack [and] In the Frame (2017) 1 exemplar
Break In/Knockdown 1 exemplar
Dick Francis 5 Book Set (2006) 1 exemplar
High Voltage 1 exemplar
libros condensados 1 exemplar
The Venus Trap 1 exemplar
Ambitii (2000) 1 exemplar
Bolt [abridged] 1 exemplar
Med livet som innsats (1998) 1 exemplar

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Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 192 exemplar
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 136 exemplar
Verdict of 13 (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 71 exemplar
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
1st Culprit: A Crime Writers' Association Annual (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
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Mysterious Pleasures (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 34 exemplar
Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1988 v02 (1988) — Författare — 33 exemplar
The Verdict of Us All (2006) — Förord — 22 exemplar
Murder at the Races (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Reader's Digest Select Editions 2007 v02 #290 (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
A Feast of Stories (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 15 exemplar
The Gourmet Crook Book (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Galaxy Science Fiction 1953 May, Vol. 6, No. 2 (1953) — Illustratör — 10 exemplar
Escape Stories (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 9 exemplar
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 June, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1957) — Illustratör — 9 exemplar
RDSELP v187 Crossfire | Calling Invisible Women (2014) — Författare — 9 exemplar
Galaxy Science Fiction 1957 April, Vol. 13, No. 6 (1957) — Illustratör — 7 exemplar
Slay-Ride | Curiosity Didn't Kill the Cat | The Lester Affair (1974) — Bidragsgivare; Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1977 (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Válogatott könyvek (2000) 4 exemplar
Proof | Birds of a Feather | A Trail of Ashes (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
Best Detective Stories 1980 (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
John Creasey's Crime Collection, 1980 (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Murder Most British [abridged audio] — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Banker | Murder in High Places | The Terrible Tide (1983) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Third Race at the LT Racetrack: Book 1, Banker i 75 Books Challenge for 2021 (februari 2021)
Chat i Book Discussion : Proof by Dick Francis (december 2017)
Second Wind, Dick Francis i World Reading Circle (februari 2013)


This one was a little darker than most of the Dick Francis books I've read thus far, but still a very good story. I never did understand exactly what the main character did for a living, but got the impression that Gene Hawkins was a bit of a corporate fixer. Hawkins is on holiday and is also increasingly depressed to the point of being suicidal when his boss asks him to take his vacation in the U.S. to look for a pair of valuable stud horses of his that had been shanghaied. A lot of twists and turns before this one is resolved, but there is a constant feel of melancholy about it.… (mer)
AliceAnna | 20 andra recensioner | May 28, 2024 |
A mystery revolving around he death of a jockey. Like most of his books, I enjoy reading them but don't always remember them clearly. I find them relaxing.
clue | 48 andra recensioner | May 26, 2024 |
Written in 1982, this was an excellent thriller. Tim Ekaterin is an investment banker in the firm begun by his grandfather. He was raised by parents more interested in partying than banking. After his father's death, his mother's gambling habit drove the family into bankruptcy. His uncle agrees to bail his mother out if Tim works for the bank.

Not expecting much more than to fulfill his agreement with his uncle, Tim finds that he has the talent to be an excellent merchant banker. He is happy learning under his mentor Gordon and being quietly in love with Gordon's wife.

When Gordon goes through a medication issue in his treatment for Parkinson's Disease, Tim takes over for him until he is ready to come back. During his time as head, he convinces his firm to lend money to a young cartoonist that several other banks have turned down. The cartoonist's quick and major success not only gives Tim confidence in his judgment but gives him the reputation as a lucky man.

An outing with the Chairman and Gordon and his wife Juliet to the horse races brings a new opportunity to Tim and the bank. Tim sees Sandcastle win a stunning victory and also meets and saves the life of a faith healer whose patients are horses.

When a trainer comes to Tim to ask for financing to purchase Sandcastle to put him to stud, Tim convinces the bank to come up with the eight million that are needed. Tim spends time at the breeding farm and meets the owner's young daughter. He becomes friends during his frequent visits.

When the owner calls some time later, he has a problem. It seems that Sandcastle's foals are showing a much higher than average number of birth defects. Sandcastle's problems as a stud threaten to not only bankrupt the trainer but cause a substantial loss for the bank too.

Tim has only a short period of time to figure out if the problem is with Sandcastle or if someone is manipulating things for their own purposes. And when the trainer's young daughter is murdered the stakes go even higher.

This was an excellent story. Tim is a wonderful main character who is both smart and honorable. The prose isn't flowery, but the emotional intensity is there. Simon Prebble did a wonderful job of bringing Tim Ekaterin to life.
… (mer)
kmartin802 | 23 andra recensioner | May 2, 2024 |
Set on cross-country train in Canada
Dorothy2012 | 17 andra recensioner | Apr 22, 2024 |



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