Author(s): Dick Francis

Crime Fiction

Derek Franklin is an injured jockey. The last fence at Cheltenham has left him on crutches. But his brother's death means even bigger trouble. He inherits a jewellery business, a mistress - and some very shadowy business associates. Franklin likes to play things straight. But with GBP1.5 million in diamonds gone missing, he finds honesty can be a deadly virtue. His only hope of survival is to identify his brother's mysterious enemies ...Money hungry men who scorn the good and despise the straight ...


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'For sheer style and pace Francis has few equals' - Sunday Express

Dick Francis wrote more than forty international bestsellers and was widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. His awards included the Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Sadly he died in 2010.

General Fields

  • : 9780330314428
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : November 1990
  • : 178mm X 111mm X 26mm
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dick Francis
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 432