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Dick Francis

by Sharon Tucker


Dick Francis thrillers are a delight. His standalones and series detailed so many aspects of the racing world I have lost count. Moreover, in spite of the fact that I dislike gambling and competitive sports, I love his books. Sadly, Francis Senior passed away in 2010, yet the books continue to be written by his son Felix.

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Dick Francis: More Than Just Horses

IN THE February 22 ISSUE

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by Brenda Williamson


I was introduced to Dick Francis, one of my favorite writers, by my husband, David, through the book Reflex and have been entranced ever since. I’d want Dick Francis books if marooned on a desert island.

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by Ted Feit


The second standalone written by Dick Francis’ son follows the same formula that served the father so well: A mystery set in the English racing world, populated by the trainers, jockeys and track officials. In this case, the plot involves the Shillingford family, especially race-caller Mark and his twin sister, jockey Clare. When Clare rode a horse that came in second when it should have won, he believed Clare lost on purpose and over dinner they have a heated argument.

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