Field of thirteen flying finish for kicks forfeit high stakes hot money in the frame knockdown longshot nerve odds against proof rat race reflex risk second wind. Dick francis was one of the most successful postwar national hunt jockeys. If youre new to horse racing mysteries then saddle up and ride as mr. Field of thirteen a dick francis novel 9780425194997. The variety of scams hint ideas never fleshed out to full length. Awardwinning master of crime, dick francis tackles a new distance with thirteen nervetingling tales of politics, passion, horses and crime each one of them tied to a milestone event in the international racing calendar. Dick franciss gamble 2011 dick franciss bloodline 2012 pulse 2017 crisis 2018 guilty, not guilty 2019 1. A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales that treats readers to murder. Richard stanley francis cbe frsl 31 october 1920 14 february 2010 was a british crime. My first introduction to dick francis was, field of thirteen i was hooked after the first story, raid at kingdom hill, and a fan forever upon finishing the final entry, haigs death. Francis takes you through one memorable piece after another. Chicago tribune with his remarkable blend of unrele. Under orders the danger flying finish blood sport nerve field of reflex for kicks enquiry bonecrack by dick francis.
At the outbreak of world war ii he joined the royal air force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the spitfire and lancaster. Thirteen short stories, some old and included in the audio tape described above, and others new. Although dick francis is one of my favourite authors, i dont enjoy short stories as much as a full novel hence not giving a 5 star rating. Honours edit francis is the only threetime recipient of the mystery writers of america s edgar award for best novel, winning for forfeit in 1970, whip hand in 1981, and come. He dropped out of school at fifteen years intending to become a jockey like his father and ended up becoming an instructor in 1938. Very good in good unclipped dj stained on ther inside bottom of spine and niow held in protective removable cover. It is by dick francis, certainly, but it is not a novelits short stories. Few things are more convincing than dick francis at a full gallop. This is a brilliant collection of thirteen short stories, written by the master of crime. Dick francis is the author of many bestselling mysteries, most recently shattered. Field of dick francis the stories in this collection range from the national hunt festival at cheltenham to churchill downs in america.
Books page at the dick francis reading group web page. He writes of steeplechasing in his cliffhangers and this time the narrator is henry, lord grey, who slips the family bloodline to take a job as a groom on importexport stud flights. Before becoming an author, francis was a champion jockey in british national hunt racing. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. A smalltown newspaper editor plots against the restaurant that humiliated his guests. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards. Dick francis was just his pen name which he had chosen to use because it is more memorable. Dick francis books list of books by author dick francis. For four years, he was the jockey to the queen mother. Theyre dick francis stories, which means theyre good. Dick francis is widely acclaimed as one of the worlds finest thriller writers.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Unabridged reading by martin jarvis from the 1998 book of short stories. The wonder of this book is it connects thirteen different plots seamlessly to create a unique niche. Francis drew from this in his novel forfeit, which he has said was one of his favorites. The threetime edgar award winner delivers a suspensedriven, finely crafted collection of thirteen short stories, many of them new and not published heretofore, including the story of a middleaged racehorse owner who unwisely falls in love with her jockey. Field of thirteen dick francis signed first printing hardcover. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the united kingdom. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear. Sport of queens dead cert nerve for kicks odds against flying finish blood sport forfeit enquiry rat race. The amazon title blurb says field of thirteen a dick francis novel which is untrue. Thirteen diverse characters from book makers to news editors, from crooked lawyers to contract killers. Horse racing may have a reputation for villainy, but today its other sports leading the crooked way published.
He is rightly acclaimed as one of greatest thriller writers in the world. A threetime edgar award winner, the mystery writers of america named him grand master in. Dick francis has written thirtynine novels, a volume of short stories field of, his autobiography the sport of queens, and the biography of lester piggott. Dick francis 19202010 was a british novelist of crime novels, largely involving horse racing. This first collection of short stories by dick francis author of 10 lb. Dec 05, 2017 this feature is not available right now.
Field of thirteen fairfax county public library overdrive. A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales that treats readers to murder, mystery, and mayhem in the world of horseracing. Penalty and more than 30 other horseracing mysteries pulls together five new tales with. Reviewed in the united kingdom on november 29, 2012. Field of thirteen book by dick francis thriftbooks. A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales. Buy field of thirteen by dick francis at mighty ape nz. Dick francis was off to a flying start with american mystery fans from the time he published his first book, dead cert, in 1962. The last few books were written with his younger son, felix. Not as much humor as i like, incomparable skill creating whole. Thirteen diverse characters from bookmakers to news editors, from crooked lawyers to contract killers. More information about this seller contact this seller 27.
Details of other peoples occupations fascinated francis, and he explores the workings of such fields as photography, accountancy, the. Most of the new stories are horsey parables of revenge. A threetime edgar award winner, the mystery writers of america named him grand master in 1996. Dead on red corkscrew haigs death collision course. Champion jockey robert sherman has disappeared right before his wife was about to give birth. Field of thirteen, 1998, hardcover paperback kindle. Dick francis takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing with this gripping tale about the illusion of film and the reality of murder. Following a bad fall, he retired from racing and started on a writing career where he would write over. Since his fathers death, felix has carried on to publish novels with his fathers name in the title, including a return for sid halley dick francis s refusal, 20. Not as much humor as i like, incomparable skill creating whole personalities from bits, names, single sentences, even omissions.
Field of thirteen by dick francis 1998, hardcover, large. Field of thirteen hardcover january 1, 1998 by dick francis author. The kindle book format for this title is not supported on. See all books authored by dick francis, including under orders, and pulse, and more on. Dick francis 37 field of 16 mp3s u37 field of 16. Learn more about field of thirteen in the fairfax county public library digital collection. Although some of the stories have been published before, all but one of them have had a very limited circulation and the vast majority of dick francis fans will be reading them for the first time. Buy a cheap copy of field of thirteen book by dick francis. Since his fathers death, felix has carried on to publish novels with his fathers name in the title, including a return for sid halley dick franciss refusal, 20. Field of thirteen and shattered omnibus 2005 by dick. Dick francis ebooks epub and pdf downloads ebookmall. Complete order of dick francis books in publication order and chronological order.
Field of thirteen are short stories by dick francis, all try to twist ending, some not as just as id wish, less justice, easier on wrongdoers. His awards include the crime writers associations cartier diamond dagger for his outstanding contribution to the crime genre, and an honorary doctorate of humane let. Field of thirteen the free library of philadelphia. Dick francis was a steeplechase jockey from 1948 to.1244 232 933 1490 296 104 16 2 965 309 1266 645 311 1033 603 275 652 62 1619 1025 220 559 663 732 1218 1039 1158 585 1401 887 1047 1322 765 1051 87 1154 1047 1227 1191 36 375 560