Enquiry

ISBN 13: 9780140865189

Enquiry

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9780140865189: Enquiry

"One of the greatest living suspense writers."
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Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield had been barred from racing--for throwing a race for personal profit. It was a vicious frame-up and, worse, they had nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still, Hughes refused to take the phony verdict lying down--even though his personal enquiry might have him lying down permanently....

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Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield had been barred from racing -- a devastating event for them both. The charge at the secret enquiry? Throwing a race for personal profit. It was a vicious frame-up and, worse, they had nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still Hughes refused to take the phony verdict lying down -- even though his personal enquiry might have him lying down permanently....

Says The New York Times Book Review, Enquiry contains "everything required in a modern thriller...an intricate plot that unravels skillfully, mayhem, sex, suspense, excitement, and surprise denouements".

About the Author:

Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.

A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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