Flying Finish is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life. That is, until a horse unexpectedly ...
Flying Finish is a classic novel from Dick Francis, one of the greatest thriller writers of all time. Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life. That is, until a horse unexpectedly dies in transit and a colleague vanishes. Then Grey discovers that both his predecessors also went missing in curious cirmcumstances - and begins to doubt the wisdom of his career change. Either he turns detective or his own disappearance could be next...Packed with intrigue and hair-raising suspense, Flying Finish is just one of the many blockbuster thrillers from legendary crime writer Dick Francis. Other novels include the huge bestsellers Dead Heat, Under Orders and Silks. The Dick Francis legacy continues through his son Felix Francis: Refusal is his latest novel, following Bloodline and Gamble. Praise for the Dick Francis novels: "The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care ...the entire story is a pleasure to relish". (Scotsman). "Dick Francis' fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end". (Sunday Telegraph). "Still the master". (Racing Post). "The master of suspense and intrigue". (Country Life). Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. Dick Francis died in February, 2010, at the age of 89, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
Good in Good dust jacket; A first American edition of one of Dick Francis' early horse racing mysteries. Spine cocked, jacket flaps glued to endpapers, jacket wrinkled, usual library stamps and markings, rear free endpaper removed. 0718101480. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 249 pages.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1966. 217 pages. No dust jacket. Pink cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with inscription to front endpapers. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear and lean.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 8vo 217 pp; DJ is scuffed, edge worn, and slightly creased. Minor foxing on endpages, binding is slightly cocked but tight.; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books.
Near Fine. 0718101480. First American Edition. About near fine in a Nf. dj. (Couple of corner tips lightly bumped. 2 small pen squibs at bottom edge. Not remainder marks. A few short nicks in dj. ) Author's FOURTH mystery.
Good in good-jkt. jacket. Signed by author on half-title page, first American edition, 249 pages, patterned endpapers, blue paper and dark red cloth over boards with gilt spine title, illustrated dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Spine cocked, spine sag of rear board, boards lightly edgeworn and rubbed, half-inch fading of blue portion along upper edge, lower edge of backstrip faintly stained, ink name in upper corner of half-title page; jacket lightly edgeworn and rubbed, upper edge of spine slightly rolled, lower edge of spine chipped and half inch stained from red cloth bleeding through.
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