Book List:53 titles

  • Shell-shocked and missing a foot-lost to an IED during his tour of duty in Afghanistan-Captain Tom Forsyth has been sent home by the army and, at loose ends, returns to his estranged mother's house for the first time since he joined up at seventeen....


  • On the first day of Royal Ascot, the world's most famous horse race, the crowd rejoices in a string of winning favorites. Ned Talbot has worked all his life as a bookmaker- taking over the family business from his grandfather- so he knows not to expe...


  • Geoffrey Mason isn't terribly disappointed when his client Julian Trent is found guilty. Despite being paid handsomely as Trent's defense counsel, he believes Trent needs to be locked up for a good long time. He only wishes it had happened more quick...


  • Max Moreton is a rising culinary star, and his Newmarket restaurant, the Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen...


  • Former Champion Jockey Sid Halley knows the perils of racing all too well--but in his day, jockeys didn't usually cross the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest. And this is precisely how he finds jockey Huw Walker-- who had won the cove...


  • After his friend is killed in a horse-racing accident, up-and-coming glass artisan Gerard Logan finds himself embroiled in a deadly search for a stolen videotape. His friend had it. Some very bad people want it--and they think Logan's got it. Believ...


  • A hurricane-chasing trip to the Caribbean spells danger for English meteorologist Perry Stuart as a terrifying accident during his holiday excursion reveals deadly secrets that could get him killed. Reprint....







  • New York Times bestselling author and four-time Edgar Award -- winner Dick Francis presents a "fast-paced" (People) collection of thirteen tightly-plotted tales featuring murder, mystery, and mayhem in the horseracing world..."Whether it's an elegy f...


  • New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis is "one of our most reliable storytellers, a master of understated suspense." (San Diego Union-Tribune). With this newest novel, he maintains his status and offers a compelling story of a father and son ...


  • New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis, "master of crime fiction and equine thrills" (New York Newsday), presents his latest and most engrossing novel. Black sheep of a prominent family, Alexander Kinloch is content to paint pictures and play...


  • New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis brings back one of mystery's most intriguing heroes, ex-jockey Sid Halley, in a compelling tale of crime and justice. When Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends--and one of the racing ...


  • Movie director Thomas Lyon came to Newmarket to rake the ashes of an old Jockey Club scandal for a new Hollywood film. Too late, he found himself listening to a blacksmith's dying confession. Damaging allegations cost young Benedict Juliard his hopes...




  • New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis presents his thrilling new novel: the story of architect Lee Morris who inherits a partial ownership in the Stratton Park racecourse--and with it, a dangerous position among the warring upper-class famil...


  • Transporting racehorses to the course is big business for ex-jockey Freddie Croft. He runs his fleet of vans and their drivers with tight reins, strict security, and everything on the up-and-up. But one driver breaks a cardinal rule--never pick up a ...


  • Best-selling authors Dick Francis and John Welcome bring us a richly entertaining collection of classic horse racing stories by authors past and present. Here are selections from Damon Runyon, whose “Pick the Winner” introduces us to the unforget...


  • They say you should never go back. Most people do, however, survive a peek at their childhood environs. But when globe-hopping British First Secretary Peter Darwin goes home, he not only risks his own hide, but those of others--including racehorses. ...




  • The master thriller writer and world-renowned champion steeplechase rider has selected these fourteen classics of short fiction to represent the most enthralling of all stories about horse-racing.Inside, you'll find a stableful of thrills and a few s...


  • His agent has always known that John Kendall, writer of travel guides to harsh terrains, is impulsive. But taking an assignment because he needs money hardly seems a rash act, and off to rural England Kendall goes to interview his subject, a successf...


  • As Derek Franklin, an injured steeplechase jockey, nears the end of his career, he is thrust into trouble and mayhem by the accidental death of his older brother, Greville. “I inherited my brother’s desk, his business, his gadgets, his enemies, h...


  • "BEWARE. MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM" So proclaims the ad for the Great Transcontinental Mystery Race, a glittering rail junket that not only promises the opportunity to race a thoroughbred on some of the world's great courses, but somethin...


  • With his five ex-wives and the nine children between them, it's no great surprise that spectacularly wealthy gold trader Malcolm Pembroke should preside over a motley clan in constant conflict with one another. But when violent death strikes the l...


  • Rob Finn was a bit of a misfit: a struggling young jockey in a family of accomplished musicians, a man in love with a beautiful woman who wouldn't have him because they were first cousins, a rider who--just as it looked like he'd break into racing's ...


  • In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: someone is shooting horses with a weapon fiendishly called a "humane killer." Kit must stop the murdering madness, and everyone in his upper-crust circle beco...






  • Blood ties can mean trouble. Kit Fielding, proud heir to tradition and sporting hero to legions of fans, learns this lesson to his rapidly mounting regret. His close, even telepathic kinship with his twin sister, Holly, draws him into a crusade to sa...


  • Wine merchant Tony Beach is no stranger to personal tragedy--or to the world of fine vintage wines. But when hidden hit men literally--and brutally--crash a society party he has, as usual, expertly catered, Tony finds himself caught in the terrifying...


  • Kidnapping is Andrew Douglas's business: they take them, he finds them. But it isn't so simple when Alessia Cenci, golden-girl jockey, disappears, followed by the young child of a derby winner and the senior steward of the Jockey Club. From Ita...


  • Young investment banker Tim Ekaterin suddenly finds himself involved in the cutthroat world of thoroughbred racing--and discovers his unexceptional world of business blown to smithereens. When the multimillion-dollar loan he arranges to finance th...


  • Young physicist Jonathan Derry is given some musical tapes by a friend. But the tapes are really an elaborate computerized horse betting system that can make the owner a rich man--or a dead one. Once again, high-speed thriller-master Dick Francis wea...


  • Dear Sir, I am sure you will be interested in the enclosed photographs, which I was happily able to take a few days ago in St. Tropez. As you will see, they show you in a compromising position with the young lady who is known as your daughter. ...


  • Randall Drew, gentleman horseman, didn't want to accept the prince's assignment. But one of the royal-family members wanted to ride in the Moscow Olympics and somebody was threatening to kill him if he did. And nobody knew who or why or how. ...


  • Sid Halley had been a champion jockey. But those days were lost in a fall beneath 500 pounds of horse that cost him his left hand and his racing future -- and fractured his marriage in the bargain. Now medical and engineering science have provided...


  • Roland Britten was an amateur jockey, and an accountant by profession, who woke up one morning and found he couldn't move his hands. He also could not see. And all he could hear was the noise of an engine, very close by. He finally decided he was lyi...


  • Charles Todd is an English artist who is well known and respected for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses. What he now faces at his cousin Donald's house is also art--the art of a perfectly brutal murderer. Donald's home has been burglariz...


  • FAST-PACED THIEVERY AT THE TRACK ! Steven Scott, a successful, wealthy inventor, has a lucrative hobby--horse-racing. His reputation as an owner is staked on Energize, a beautiful black hurdler. Scott has every-thing going for him, including a gor...


  • Mrs. Kerry Sanders, that very wealthy American lady, had engaged Jonah Dereham, ex-prize-winning jockey, to buy a steeplechaser for the son of a special friend. The son was Nicol Brevett, an aggressive young man with a sudden, dangerous temper. Bu...


  • Man's man, ladies' man, and superman on screen, Edward Link is a simple family man at home until a beloved friend, dying in South Africa, calls him to her bedside for one last favor. It will mean playing all his most dangerous movie roles in real lif...


  • A British jockey disappears from a Norwegian racecourse . . . leaving behind a very pregnant wife, and vanishing without a trace. Was it impulse or design or . . . something else? For investigator David Cleveland, any conclusion seemed impossible....


  • in Mysterious Pleasures

    'Show me a man or woman who cannot stand mysteries and I will show you a fool. A clever fool -- perhaps -- but a fool just the same' RAYMOND CHANDLER Ever since its creation in 1953, the Crime Writers' Association has celebrated and champione...


  • The bomb took a second to detonate. Public impact lasted three days. The investigations dragged on for weeks. But the four passengers who had been aboard the sabotaged aircraft were miraculously unharmed. Meaning that somewhere lurked a dissatisfied ...


  • Violence suddenly takes the lead in the life of Neil Griffon. Following a grisly accident that lands his father in the hospital, Griffon finds himself in charge of his father's stables. Before he has a chance to get his bearings, he is brutally assau...


  • Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield had been barred from racing --a devastating event for both of them. The charge at the secret enquiry: throwing a race for personal profit. It was a vicious frame-up with no official redress. But Hughes...


  • James Tyrone was a sports writer for the Sunday Blaze with a reputation for sniffing out trouble. When Burt Chekov died a violent "accidental" death after a drunken disclosure, Tyrone smelled a story. That story led straight to the center of a pow...


  • When English agent Gene Hawkins told his boss he'd forego his vacation to search for millionaire Dave Teller's prized missing stallion, he didn't know his retainer would include the attention of his boss's beautiful teenage daughter--or Teller's sel...






  • When Henry Grey piloted his first cargo for Yardman Transport, he thought he was carrying only racehorses and broodmares out of England. But it soon became apparent that something else was aboard. Something he wasn't meant to discover. Something t...


  • Daniel Roke didn't want the job. It didn't matter that the man who called himself the Earl of October was offering more money than he'd ever imagined. Daniel couldn't leave his Australian stud farm to go help look into an English horse-doping scandal...


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    Sid Halley's detective job was pretty dull until the day a bullet wound turned a routine investigative case into something decidedly more. Then things changed fast. The trail of his assailant led straight to the heart of a fast-paced world of high...


  • In this chilling novel of vice and vengeance, a man suspects that his best friend was murdered--and joins a manhunt in which he himself is the quarry....