Rob Finn has that special combination of crazy and fearless…. Unlike his father, Felix has no direct connection to the world of horse-racing, being a physicist by training and then a teacher. However, I am a horse person and I have always loved the way he was able to convert a successful career as a steeplechase jockey riding Queen Elizabeth's horses among many others into a second career as a bestselling author. Then the day comes where he is in the right place at the right time, a fellow jockey takes a spill and Finn is hired to ride in his place. Well eighteen months later it's still in my collection as I discovered while straightening my bookshelves.
The chain rattled, and held. Sep 22, Lynn Richmond rated it it was amazing. Four of us drove to Cheltenham races on Millennium eve. And he has been remarkably successful jockey for a man with only 2 years experience. Thin Air Tony Hillerman: This was the 2nd novel written by Dick Francis and it is obvious he had improved and honed his writing skills during the 2 year hiatus following his first novel Dead Cert in It's interesting that so many of Francis' bad guys are unbalanced, as if the tendency to do evil implied a form of madness an idea the main character considers throughout the book.
Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books: Review: IN THE FRAME by Dick Francis
Dodgier than fiction Dick Francis, Felix Francis. Soon, he is the next target. Most of his books involve horse racing, and they're dependably entertaining, with plucky underdog heroes, convincingly bad villains, and just enough succinctly depicted violence to make us wince and root for the bad guy's comeuppance. Darwin is the kind of guy who will notice an awkward pause before a peck on the cheek is given. Usually setting descriptions make my eyes glaze over, but in this case I thought they were just brief enough to let me paint a picture of the scene in my mind. Review originally published at The Bookwyrm's Hoard. I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover.
He can look after himself - can't he? Tony doesn't want to be a hero. I can visualize the very shop that I think Mr. Francis imagined as Gerard's glass studio and shop, the hotel across the street, and the main road generally. That you wouldn't know a good book if it poked you I managed to get myself stuck in a hotel room without my three bags of vintage mysteries that I'm working my way through, so I went in the hotel lounge and picked up the only mystery on the shelf. If what has come out sounds like my father, then perhaps it is something in my genes.