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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916905
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
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Champion jockey Sid Halley retired from racing when his hand was smashed in a fall. Now he works as a private detective - which is proving to be no less dangerous to life and limb.





Champion jockey Sid Halley retired from racing when his hand was smashed in a fall. Now he works as a private detective - which is proving to be no less dangerous to life and limb.

Recuperating from a bullet wound, Sid is asked by his father-in-law to look into some potentially shady activity involving Seabury racecourse and a ruthless property dealer.

But the closer Sid gets to those determined to get their hands on Seabury, the more he finds himself in harm's way. The odds are against him - but that's exactly when Sid is at his best . . .
A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.
'A plot that goes with the pace of a champion hurdler.'  Evening Standard

  • Pub date: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916905
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Dick Francis

Dick Francis has written forty-one novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), his autobiography (The Sport of Queens) and the biography of Lester Piggott. He is justly acclaimed as one of the greatest thriller writers in the world.

He has received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and the Mystery Writers of America have given him three Edgar Allen Poe awards for the best novel of the year, and in 1996 made him a Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000.

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