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Straight A Jockey Becomes The Sole Inheritor Of His Late Brother S Business, Horse, Mistress, And Enemies.

[Read] ➵ Straight  ➱ Dick Francis – Reptileclassifieds.us
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Straight
  • Dick Francis
  • English
  • 13 June 2017
  • 042520846X

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➵ Straight ➱ Dick Francis – Reptileclassifieds.us


  1. says:

    What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Butth...


  2. says:

    Another clever mystery suspense novel from Francis, but one of the weaker I ve read The mystery itself is solid, and the scavenger hunt aspect inspired, but the characters here are a bit weaker The most interesting character dies in the first twen...


  3. says:

    One of the better Dick Francis novels I have read A little less horseracing and a littleJames Bondish crime fiction in this one The characters were interesting and I enjoyed the gadgets, the intrigue, the suspense and the conclusion.


  4. says:

    Classic Francis with a great everyman hero, the gemstone industry, and racing If you like Dick Francis, you will like this one.


  5. says:

    Dick Francis is one of only a few male mystery writers I really love I don t know why there aren t , but I can give you several reasons why Francis is terrific First, his mystery thrillers are carefully plotted and always baffling Second, the pacing is usually spot on, with calmer scenes interspersed with scen...


  6. says:

    Straight has always been one of my favorite Francis stories, and I m not sure why The main topic gemstones holds absolutely zero interest for me, and neither do the clever gadgets that the main character has to figure out But maybe that s why it s interesting The chances of me ever wearing lots of gems, or getting involved in the industry in any way, are remote to say the least, which is part of the fascination Derek also has zero interest in gems to begin with, but, forced to run his br Straight has always been one of my favorite Francis stories, and I m not sure why The main topic gemstones holds absolutely zero interest for me, and neither do the clever gadgets that the main character has to figure out But maybe that s why it s interesting The chances of me ever wearing lots of gems, or getting involved in the industry in any way, are remote to say the least, which is part of the fascination Derek also has zero interest in gems to begin with, but, forced to run his brother s business after his brother s untimely death, he learns an app...


  7. says:

    This is a classic Dick Francis novel that incorporates horse racing into a broader story, in this case about gemstone sales There is a likeable and successful main character, Derek Franklin, who has to use his natural intellect in order to f...


  8. says:

    I m really digging these Dick Francis mystery books Granted, they are easy reading and not the deepest literature but they are well crafted and really give this anglophile a great sense of atmosphere and plot Two down and 38 to go.


  9. says:

    Dick Francis never fails to provide thrillers that grip you till the very end Set in the glamourous world of racing, members club lunches, thoroughbreds, and training yards, the author also manages to reveal the shady underbelly of race rigging, violence and drugs As is usual with Francis, the protagonist combines a superhuman resistance to broken bones and violence of all kinds, with a super level of intelligence, which enables him to unravel a series of puzzles, and eventually solve the who Dick Francis never fails to provide thrillers that grip you till the very end Set in the glamourous world of racing, members club lunches, thoroughbreds, and training yards, the author also manages to reveal the shady underbelly of race rigging, violence and drugs As is usua...


  10. says:

    This book sucked me in immediately and moved along a good pace and was interesting An injured jockey gets a call that his brother in the hospital he s dead, his wallet is missing, he was killed in an accident and you know it wasn t an accident, even though it looks like one And the plot thickens The brother was secretly dealing with diamonds and having an affair with a Duchess The brother owned two race horses and something fishy is going on with the horses The jockey is no dummy and track This book sucked me in immediately and moved along a good pace and was interesting An injured jockey gets a call that his brother in the hospital he s dead, his wallet is missing, he was killed in an accident and you know it wasn t an accident, even though it looks like one And the plot thickens The brother was secretly dealing with diamonds and having an affair with a Duchess The brother owned two race horses and something...

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