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Slay Ride [Hardcover]

Dick Francis
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February 1974
In Norway, a British jockey has gone missing and investigator David Cleveland is on the trail. Bob Sherman has disappeared from Oslo racecourse and a day's takings from the turnstiles has gone with him. No one can find any trace of him, and Cleveland is everybody's last resort.
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Dick Francis has written thirty-eight bestselling thrillers set in the field of racing, of which SHATTERED (September 2000) is the most recent. He and his wife Mary divide their time between England and the British West Indies. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Sub Par for Francis Jan. 15 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It had been a while since I had read anything from Dick Francis and I was in the mood for a mystery and saw Slay Ride at a used bookstore for $2.00. Let's just say it's a good thing that I didn't pay any more.
The bulk of the murder-mystery story takes place in Norway. After main character, David Cleveland is sent to investigate a death is Oslo; he is nearly killed in a boating mishap.
The book takes some predicable turns until the killer is flushed out.
By the end of the novel, I was quite bored and the end left me unfulfilled.
I am used to a better quality novel from Dick!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story and good characters June 20 2001
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I listened to this book on tape, and initially I had to accustom myself to the Norwegian setting and accents. Once I had myself acclimated, I enjoyed it a great deal, although I will say that I "figured it out" faster than I do some mysteries.
What I liked, I think, was the slightly unique setting and the things about Northern European horse racing that I had not know before. I also thought the chracters were interesting and had some depth that is sometimes missing in Francis' books. There are some characters in this one that I have wondered about as you would with real people--what made them turn out this way? and what is going to happen to them afterwords?
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