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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:26 am 
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A while back I picked up this book Wild Horses, By Dick Francis though at the time I was not really famillar with his work or what he wrote. I was just attracted to the book becasue of its title, and the horse on the cover, being something of a horse fantatic, and the fact that on the back of it, it seemed to take place around the race track.

But later I found out that Francis was a mystery writer, that just set his stories at the track, but the books were not really about the horses so much, and I am not really a ran of mondern mystery for the most part, so at first I did not think I would like the book but when I read it it was acutally pretty good and I ended up liking the set of chars in the book

So sense then I have been currious to read some of his other work, but a part of me is leary that Wild Horses was just a fluke, and when I got to the book sale I frequent, I see his work there, I never know where to start. I try reading the backs of the books, but that does not seem to help.

So if anyone reads his work, or has happend to read anything by him, if you can make any suggestians or recomendations I will check them out, and it would be much apperciated.

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A heavyweight writer he is not ! But ! If you enjoyed Wild Horses then you will enjoy all of his novels !
They're all of a similar vein, Thriller,Mystery and Crime ! He gives a good insight to all aspects of horse racing - Trainers - Jockeys - Owners - etc.

Novels
Dead Cert (1962)Nerve (1964)For Kicks (1965)Flying Finish (1966)
Blood Sport (1967)Forfeit (1968)Enquiry (1969)Rat Race (1970)
Slay Ride (1970)Bonecrack (1971)Smokescreen (1972)Knockdown (1974)
High Stakes (1975)In the Frame (1976)Risk (1977)Trial Run (1978)
Reflex (1980)Twice Shy (1981)Banker (1983)The Danger (1983)
Proof (1984)Hot Money (1987)The Edge (1988)Straight (1989)
Longshot (1990)Comeback (1991)Driving Force (1992)Decider (1993)
Wild Horses (1994)To the Hilt (1996)10 lb Penalty (1997)
Second Wind (1999)Shattered (2000

Have A Good Read

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Why is greyhound racing considered cruel and horse racing not? Some greyhounds go back with the breeder, some are killed, and some are adopted out. Well the same goes for horses so why are people all against greyhound racing and not horse racing?
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A heavyweight writer he is not !
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