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Odds Against

By Dick Francis

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Published In: United States, 01 February 2005
Former hotshot jockey Sid Halley landed a position with a detective agency, only to catch a bullet from some penny-ante thug. Now, he has to go up against a field of thoroughbred criminals--and the odds are against him that he'll even survive.

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Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. 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.He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks. A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers Association s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time."

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"Nobody sets up a mystery better than Dick Francis." �The� master of crime fiction and equine thrills. ("Newsday") [The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills. ("Newsday")

EAN: 9780425198001
ISBN: 0425198006
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Dimensions: 17.27 x 10.82 x 1.98 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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retired jockey begins a new career as a racing detective and finds himself way over his head as he takes on heavy weight types and discovers that saving the day is rather harder than he imagined escpecially when he has to save himself first. Slight mystery thriller with plenty of racing colour, readable but rather forgettable.

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