Odds Against.

By Dick Francis

Printed: Circa 1983

Publisher: Heron Books.

Dimensions 14 × 21 × 2.5 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 14 x 21 x 2.5

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Red leather binding with gilt decoration and title on the spine. Gilt horse and jockey on the front board.

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Former hotshot jockey Sid Halley landed a position with a detective agency, only to catch a bullet from some penny-ante thug. Now, he has to go up against a field of thoroughbred criminals–and the odds are against him that he’ll even survive.

Fantastic! Dick Francis is one of my very favourite authors. This is the first in a 4 book series. A great re-read and a great place to start with Francis (he has written 45 novels). Sid Halley is an ex-jockey who has a ruined hand from a steeple chasing accident. He works for a detective agency in a job where he is not sure he even deserves to work. He proves his worth plotting against nasty characters trying to take over an English race course. This book has an amazing chase scene!

Dick Francis, CBE, FRSL (born Richard Stanley Francis) was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey.

Dick Francis worked on his books with his wife, Mary, before her death. Dick considered his wife to be his co-writer – as he is quoted in the book, “The Dick Francis Companion”, released in 2003:

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