Dick Francis Break In (Francis Thriller)

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Break In (Francis Thriller)

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A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.

Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron - the Princess - when his distraught twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories which will put her husband, Bobby Allardeck, and his stables out of business.

Putting aside the age-old Fielding-Allardeck feud, Kit decides to try to find out who is behind these cruel stories.

This, he quickly discovers, puts a lot of noses out of joint. Not one to be put off easily, he keeps digging, upsetting powerful and ruthless people who'll do anything to protect themselves.

But this is family and Kit will risk everything - including his neck - to find the truth. . .

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's 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 HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott.

During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000.

Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

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A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever (Sunday Express)

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's 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)

Francis at his authentic best (Financial Times)

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The classic mystery tale from legendary crime writer Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron - the Princess - when his distraught twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories which will put her husband, Bobby Allardeck, and his stables out of business. Putting aside the age-old Fielding-Allardeck feud, Kit decides to try to find out who is behind these cruel stories. This, he quickly discovers, puts a lot of noses out of joint. Not one to be put off easily, he keeps digging, upsetting powerful and ruthless people who ll do anything to protect themselves. But this is family and Kit will risk everything - including his neck - to find the truth. . . 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 s 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 HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers Association s Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three best novel Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime s achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen s Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Seller Inventory # APG9781405916677

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron - the Princess - when his distraught twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories which will put her husband, Bobby Allardeck, and his stables out of business. Putting aside the age-old Fielding-Allardeck feud, Kit decides to try to find out who is behind these cruel stories. This, he quickly discovers, puts a lot of noses out of joint. Not one to be put off easily, he keeps digging, upsetting powerful and ruthless people who ll do anything to protect themselves. But this is family and Kit will risk everything - including his neck - to find the truth. . . 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 s 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 HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers Association s Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three best novel Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime s achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen s Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Seller Inventory # APG9781405916677

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