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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: PAN Macmillan Adult MM; 19th edition, revised edition (June 6 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330105965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330105965
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 2.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #587,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Unbeatable Daily Mirror Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Dick Francis has written more than forty international bestsellers and is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime’s achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Sadly he died in 2010.


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By Glenn McLeod on March 7 2001
Format: School & Library Binding
For Kicks by Dick Francis. Pocket Books 1965
Good quick read.
In this, one of Francis' earlier books, Daniel Roke, and Australian, is hired by the Earl of October to try and discover how someone is fixing races by drugging the winners with an untraceable drug.. To do this he masquerades as a stable boy and shifts from horse yard to horse yard until he discovers who is doing it and finally how it is being done. In doing so, Daniel places himself and Elinor, the young daughter of the Earl of October, at considerable risk. In a final confrontation with the bad guys Daniel overcomes his adversaries but is thrown in jail accused of murder to await the return of the Earl of October.
Like most of Francis' protagonists, Daniel is youngish, handsome, honest beyond measure and quite capable at a number of things useful to someone working with horses. A sub plot to the main story is the wrongful accusation of Daniel by the older Earl's daughter of sexual abuse and his growing involvement with the younger.
To the seasoned Francis reader, this book does not have too much depth but like all Francis mysteries, a joy to read.
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By A Customer on July 9 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I found this book to be consistant with Francis's style. I enjoyed the plot, mostly because it is not quite the typical Francis book,perhaps because it is one of his earlier books. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the mystery Daniel had to solve. I would definitely reccomend this book to both Francis fans and new readers of his work.
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By A Customer on April 24 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read all the Dick Francis books and I have 3 favorites. This one, Enquiry, and Bolt. I have read this book at least 8 times and I think it is awesome! It is so perfectly written. Everyone who hasn't read this book should read it!
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By A Customer on Nov. 27 1997
Format: Audio Cassette
This was the first of the Dick Francis I read and it was stupendious. One definitely will develop a great amount of respect of this Author on reading his work. This book is strongly recommended for exciting and light reading.
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By maryej on Dec 5 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have enjoyed every Dick Francis novel I have read to date. Add this one to the list!
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