Publish date: January 1st 2006
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Sid Halley Mystery (#4)
bookshelves: published-2005, summer-2014, fraudio, series, tbr-busting-2014, mystery-thriller, sport, britain-england, cheltenham, gambling, filthy-lucre Read from August 29 to September 01, 2014 Read by Martin Jarvis and I like him! Cheltenham is a lovely racecourse.Description: It's the third d...
Having read and enjoyed many of Dick Francis books, I was very disappointed. Had the feeling that it was written to meet an obligation to the publisher. Then again I only found out much later that it was written after his wife died.
I've always loved Francis' work, and Sid is a favorite protagonist. It's been a while since I've read one of his works and this one did not disappoint. Good story line, strong dialogue and vivid characterization typical of a Francis mystery. Looking forward to reading the ones done with Felix.
For pretty much as long as I can remember, Dick Francis books have been around, in every new and used bookstore or library - the unmistakeable design of the US hardcover editions features brightly colored covers, with a stylized horse or horses on the front, because every book includes horses: set i...
One of the best Sid-Halley-Novels, very satisfying ending to Francis's mini-series about one-handed former jockey and PI Sid.