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Longshot

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781405916707
Author(s): Dick Francis
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 197 x 0 x 136 (w x l x h)
Pages: 432
Series: Francis Thriller

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This is a classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Life as a writer is colder, hungrier work than John Kendall had bargained for. Not even the survival guides he's written can help him. So when notorious racehorse trainer Tremayne Vickers approaches Kendall to write his biography, it's an offer the impoverished writer can't turn down. Moving into Vickers' country home, Kendall quickly becomes immersed in his host's lifestyle: riding racehorses, making friends, and getting to know the family. But then a local stable girl is found dead - and the party's over. A killer is lurking in the shadows. And Kendall's own survival tips are about to become more useful - and more deadly - than he could ever have imagined...Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing'. (Daily Mirror). 'Dick Francis' fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end'. (Sunday Telegraph). 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care ...the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best'.
(Evening Standard). 'A regular winner ...as smooth, swift and lean as ever'. (Sunday Express). Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for Please click here to ask a question
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