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Dick Francis
Dick Francis was the author of more than forty acclaimed books. Among his numerous awards were three Edgar Awards, the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. He died in February 2010.Felix Francis has assisted with the research... show more



Dick Francis was the author of more than forty acclaimed books. Among his numerous awards were three Edgar Awards, the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. He died in February 2010.Felix Francis has assisted with the research of many of the Dick Francis novels and is the coauthor of Dead Heat, Silks, and Even Money. He lives in England.

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Birth date: October 31, 1920
Died: February 14, 2010
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 12 months ago
The "bingo" squares and books read: My Square Markers and "Virgin" Bingo Card: "Virgin" card posted for ease of tracking and comparison. Black Kitty:Read but not called Black Vignette:Called but not read Black Kitty in Black Vignette:Read and Called Black Kitty Center Square: ...
Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it 1 year ago
I've never read a book by this author and I must not have thought I'd like it because I kept putting off reading it. This book has been on my "to be read list" for years! I recently joined a group in the discussion threads at Paperbackswap.com called This Book Has Been on My TBR Long Enough. They...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
1 Jan 199815 Sep 2016Yet another female victim dead for the thinnest of reasons ever, that is to say, a starting point for the plot. And the victim is a young woman who owns her sexuality. And the hero once again falls for an inappropriately young woman in a creepy way. And another woman is mocked f...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
I love this one. It's the first mystery he's ever written where the hero had kids, so he gave him seven. All boys. On the other hand, he went back to the unhappy marriage theme letting the wife have an affair and the hero long to have one. Can't have everything. A great example of the history f...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
This is one of my other most favorite Francis books. It is utterly devoid of even the semblance of feminism. But it also triggered a random thought: at what point do I stop considering a book "contemporary"? Am I using it to define a book that is set in the time it was published in, as opposed to th...
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