Most widely held works about Dick Francis
Most widely held works by Dick Francis
10 lb. penalty by Dick Francis ( Book )
74 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 3,484 libraries worldwide
A young man in Britain gives up horse racing to help his millionaire father contest a seat in a parliamentary election. A tale of father-son friendship against the background of political skullduggery. By the author of To the Hilt.
Decider by Dick Francis ( Book )
73 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 3,265 libraries worldwide
After becoming involved with the Stratton Park racecourse, Lee Morris, a young architect, engineer, and builder, finds himself reluctantly drawn into the deadly infighting among members of the clan that owns the facility.
Driving force by Dick Francis ( Book )
71 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 3,256 libraries worldwide
When a hitchhiker picked up by one of his drivers is later found murdered, ex-jockey Freddie Croft, the owner of a profitable fleet of horse vans, is drawn into the mystery.
Longshot by Dick Francis ( Book )
72 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 3,248 libraries worldwide
Hired to write the biography of a racehorse trainer, author John Kendall encounters more than he bargained for as he stumbles into a web of danger and death in rural England.
Wild horses by Dick Francis ( Book )
88 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 3,196 libraries worldwide
As he lies on his deathbed, Valentine Clark harbors a secret he is desperate to be rid of. In his delirium he makes his last confession to Thomas Lyon, a visiting film maker shooting a movie on racing, whom he mistakes for a priest. Wild horses could not drag the secret from a priest, but in Lyon's case silence is merely an option, especially now that the secret has put his life in danger. By the author of Driving Force.
The edge by Dick Francis ( Book )
100 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 3,164 libraries worldwide
Tor Kelsey, an undercover security operative for the British Jockey Club, is assigned to protect guests on "The Great Transcontinental Mystery Race Train," individuals whose safety is imperiled by real-life murder and mayhem.
Break in by Dick Francis ( Book )
92 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 3,148 libraries worldwide
Successful steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding finds himself attacked, chased, kidnapped, and knifed when he comes to the aid of his twin sister Holly and her husband, Bobby Allardeck, star-crossed lovers.
To the hilt by Dick Francis ( Book )
81 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 3,145 libraries worldwide
Al Kinloch, a young painter who lives in seclusion on a Scottish mountain is called to London to save his family from financial ruin. It happens after the director of the family brewery embezzles the funds. Far from being a babe in the woods, the painter does an excellent job.
Shattered by Dick Francis ( Book )
76 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 3,141 libraries worldwide
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Believing that the missing video holds the key to a priceless treasure, and wrongly convinced that Logan knows where to find it, criminal forces set out to press him for information he doesn't have.
Come to grief by Dick Francis ( Book )
94 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 3,129 libraries worldwide
The one-handed former jockey, Sid Halley, hunts for the man who mutilates ponies by amputating their hooves, and discovers the suspect is former jockey Ellis Quint. What's more, Quint has powerful interests on his side and they are out to get Halley. By the author of Whip Hand.
Second wind by Dick Francis ( Book )
79 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 3,115 libraries worldwide
Flying in the eye of a hurricane, a plane carrying TV reporter Perry Stuart crashes in the Caribbean. In this manner Stuart discovers an island of uranium smugglers, a find which puts his life in danger.
Straight by Dick Francis ( Book )
75 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 3,093 libraries worldwide
The death of his brother Greville--an enigmatic figure with numerous enemies--bodes ill for Derek Franklin, who inherits numerous aspects of his life, including its dangers.
Comeback by Dick Francis ( Book )
63 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 3,070 libraries worldwide
A young British diplomat's return to England revives long-buried childhood memories that could be the key to saving innocent people from destruction.
Under orders by Dick Francis ( Book )
61 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 3,026 libraries worldwide
When three corpses turn up on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, including a jockey who had earlier in the day won the Triumph Hurdle, ex-jockey-turned-sleuth Sid Halley investigates a possible link to Lord Enstone's mysterious losing streak.
The danger by Dick Francis ( Book )
97 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 13 languages and held by 3,020 libraries worldwide
When Alessia Cenci, a young champion jockey, is kidnapped in Bologna, agent Andrew Douglas is sent to secure her release. For Andrew, the bungling of the Italian police is only the first in a chain of catastrophic events he cannot control.
Bolt by Dick Francis ( Book )
87 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 15 languages and held by 2,995 libraries worldwide
After a number of horses are shot by someone using a weapon called a "humane killer," steeple chase jockey Kit Fielding vows to stop the killing.
Proof by Dick Francis ( Book )
86 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 14 languages and held by 2,922 libraries worldwide
Young wine merchant Tony Beach's exposure of a liquor scam sparks a brutal murder and forces the corruption in the liquor industry to spread into the realm of thoroughbred horse racing.
Dead heat by Dick Francis ( Book )
53 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,755 libraries worldwide
With his rising culinary career threatened by an episode of food poisoning at a private affair that he had catered, Max Moreton caters an exclusive luncheon at the Two Thousand Guineas horse race, a party devastated by a bomb blast that kills many of the guests.
Silks by Dick Francis ( Book )
48 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,613 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Mason is well known (as "Perry" Mason) among the pro riders, including Steve Mitchell and Scot Barlow--arguably the two top pros. So when Scot Barlow is murdered--with Mitchell's pitchfork nonetheless--Geoff finds himself pulled into the case as a junior barrister.
Even money by Dick Francis ( Book )
34 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,411 libraries worldwide
Ned Talbot, a bookmaker working the Royal Ascot, finds himself in a race to solve his father's stabbing--a race where coming in second could cost him more than even money--it could cost him his life.
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Francis, Richard Stanley 1920-2010
Frensis, Dik 1920-2010
Furanshisu, Dikku 1920-2010
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