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by Dick Francis


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One wall, shelved from floor to ceiling, held the books that I supposed would soon be mine.

We are spirits clad in veils; Man by man was never seen; All our deep communing fails to remove the shadowy screen. Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813-1893). One wall, shelved from floor to ceiling, held the books that I supposed would soon be mine. There were years and years of form books listing thousands upon thousands of bygone races, with a small red dot inked in beside the name of every horse Valentine had fitted with racing shoes for the test. Winners, hundreds of them, had been accorded an exclamation mark.

Wild Horses is the first recognisably modern Dick Francis that I've read (the characters have mobile phones! and reference Prozac!), which honestly caused a bit of cognitive dissonance for me. I can deal with Francis's stoical male protagonists and flimsy love interests when it's the 70s, but it all gets a bit uncomfortable when it's supposed to be 1994 and the 30-year-old protag (a Gen X'er!) acts like your killjoy grandpa.

It’s either hard or impossible to read Mr. Francis without growing pleased with yourself: not only the thrill of vicarious competence imparted by the company of his heroes, but also the lore you collect as you go, feel like a field trip with the perfect guide.

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Dick Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired . Wild Horses is a thrilling novel about the illusion of film and the reality of murder. It stands up as one of Francis’ most sure creations.

Dick Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey. Francis wrote more than 40 international best-sellers. Francis rarely re-used his lead characters. Dick considered his wife to be his co-writer - as he is quoted in the book, "The Dick Francis Companion", released in 2003: "Mary and I worked as a team. I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover. Mary's family always called me Richard due to having another Dick in the family.

From acclaimed master of mystery Dick Francis comes a thrilling novel about the illusion of film and the reality of murder-a New York Times notable book.

From acclaimed master of mystery Dick Francis comes a thrilling novel about the illusion of film and the reality of murder-a New York Times notable book show more.

Dick 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

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Thomas Lyon has finally been given the chance to direct a potential blockbuster, based on the true story of an unsolved crime that rocked the horseracing world twenty-six years ago.


Comments: (7)

Detenta
Dick Francis never disappoints. Delving into the film industry this time, his protagonist, Thomas Lyon, is directing a film based on a book that tells the story of an unsolved hanging of a young married woman 26 years ago. Was it a suicide? Police ruled that out and believe her husband did it but never could find proof. It remains unsolved. Then Thomas hears a deathbed confession from a man who had been a friend of his father's. Alastaire's brief and puzzling confession prompts T. Lyon to begin a search for the truth. There are some who do not want the truth to surface and try to sabotage the filming in several ways including attacks and even murder.
Impossible to put down and wonderfully written.
Gnng
Dick Francis is always a treat, even as I reread them years after his death. This one is kind of a book inside a book (okay, a book inside a film). it's well done and entertaining. The film making dragged a bit for me, but it was well done and well thought out. Francis' books were always a bit hit and miss in the setting for me. If you like the new profession he chose for every protagonists then it was 5+ stars, if you didn;t like the backdrop then it's just 5 stars. You can't go wrong with the early novels.
Sinredeemer
I have never read one of his novels I didn't like. As usual, he teases one with clues that make you think you might solve the mystery, then he adds another dimension to leave you guessing.

As a fan of racing and lover of horses this book was very exciting. I used to buy every new Francis novel as they were published. When I went to an e reader I missed out on several novels. I'm trying to catch up.
GoodBuyMyFriends
It has been years since I had read a Dick Francis novel, but now I remembered why I had always loved his books. His vivid descriptions are better than a movie! And this book was about making a movie involving horses, and of course, murder. I learned so much about film-making, I was absolutely entranced and unable to put it down until finished. I loved his well drawn, totally believable characters, and hope that Amazon continues to post his books for sale, even though, sadly, he has been gone for eight years.
Nahelm
I had been a fan of Dick Francis for a long time - but got to reading other authors. I found this book as a Kindle offering and ordered it right away. Dick Francis, a former jockey, gives his readers the inside story of breeders, trainers, jockeys and race tracks while keeping the adventures and mysteries going at a good pace.
Fato
Having read most of Dick Francis' mysteries, I found this to be an intriguing bit of a departure--it's told from a movie director's point of view. Mystery to the end. It's fascinating to witness the character development by a master. A fun, fun read. The Kindle version, though, continually printed 'modem' instead of 'modern'--a minor annoyance.
Pedar
Another Dick Francis fast paced story of murder and mystery with horses in the background but always pivotal to the complicated story of deception and lies from the past. Could a movie director solve a very old murder? A real page turner that keeps the reader guessing until the end!
Francis never disappoints. Here he combines staples of horses and racing with the vagaries of classes and film making for an entertaining read. Want to say “one of his best” but they are all such great reading comparatives and superlatives are meaningless.
Wild Horses download epub
Contemporary
Author: Dick Francis
ISBN: 1417676183
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: San Val (May 2004)