Dick Francis Thriller Collection 10 Books Set
Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the five wives and nine children left like wreckage in his wake. But when Moira; his fifth wife; is murdered and Malcolm believes that someone is out to get him; he knows of only one person he can turn to: his estranged son; Ian. Ian - an amateur jockey - wants nothing to do with his father until it becomes clear the old man's life is in danger. And worst of all the evidence suggests it's from someone in the family. Can Ian work out who it is before they strike again?
Alan York's friend; jockey Bill Davidson; was killed in Admiral's fall. After the race; York visits the fence and discovers a coil of wire lying beside the fence post and signs of where the wire had been attached. The fall was no accident - but murder. Now Alan's caught in a new race: find the gang's leaders before the gang catches up with him . . .
Life as a writer is colder; hungrier work than John Kendall had bargained for. Not even the survival guides he's written can help him. So when notorious racehorse trainer Tremayne Vickers approaches Kendall to write his biography; it's an offer the impoverished writer can't turn down. Moving into Vickers' country home; Kendall quickly becomes immersed in his host's lifestyle: riding racehorses; making friends; and getting to know the family. But then a local stable girl is found dead - and the party's over. A killer is lurking in the shadows. And Kendall's own survival tips are about to become more useful - and more deadly - than he could ever have imagined . . .
The Earl is concerned about a horse-doping scandal that is destroying English racing. He wants to pay Daniel to come back with him; pose as a highly corruptible stable lad and discover who is behind it. Unfortunately; when Daniel agrees he doesn't realise how close he'll have to get to find the truth. Nor how determined the criminals will be to prevent him living long enough to tell anyone...
In the Frame
Charles Todd; a successful artist who paints horses; arrives at his cousin Donald's house and stumbles on a grisly scene: police cars everywhere; his cousin arrested for murder and Donald's wife brutally slain. Believing - unlike the police - Donald's story of a burglary gone wrong; Charles follows clues which lead him from England to Australia and a diabolical scheme involving fraud and murder. But soon Charles realises that someone is on his trail. Someone who wants to make sure that Charles won't live long enough to save Donald.
When inventor Stephen Scott abruptly fires his winning trainer Jody Leeds; the racing world is shocked and disgusted - though not quite as angry as Leeds; who swears revenge on his former friend. But Steven is convinced that Leeds has been stealing from him - and worse - and felt he had no choice. And when Leeds decides to enact his vengance; Steven finds out just what a nasty piece of work he really is. Because now Steven is not only in fear of losing everything - but also his life. Somehow; he must prove to the world that Leeds is a vicious crook - or die trying . . .
When the resulting foals have birth defects; Tim is worried and decides that there may be something else going on at the stables. His suspicions are confirmed when one of those helping with the horses is murdered. Now it's not just about money; but about life and death. Determined to get to the bottom of why anyone would do this; Tim puts himself in danger's path to discover the truth . . .
Bert Checkov; a racing correspondent; drunkenly confesses to fellow Fleet Street hack James Tyrone that he's been giving his readers bum tips for years. Five minutes later; Checkov's fallen out a seventh floor window. Tyrone has a nose for a story and he's convinced there's more to his friend's death than meets the eye. When he starts digging; he discovers that many of Checkov's tips never even made it to the start. But the deeper Tyrone gets; the dirtier and more dangerous this business appears to be. If he's not careful he'll be following Checkov to his death...
Believing he threw the race. Only he knows that the problem lay with the horse's performance; not his own. Suspecting he was framed; Kelly sets about finding out how it was done; and then who might have done it. But the closer he gets to the perpetrators; the more danger he finds himself in. Now there's more than his reputation and career at stake. There's also his life . . .
Odds Against 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...
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