Come to Grief by Dick Francis
(Sid Halley)

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When ex-jockey Sid Halley becomes convinced that one of his closest friends--and one of the racing world's most beloved figures--is behind a series of shockingly violent acts, he faces the most troubling case of his career.
 

About Dick Francis

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Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster. He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks. A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.
 
Published December 6, 2005 by Berkley. 420 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Religion & Spirituality, Crime, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Big news for Francis fans: He's broken his rule against recycling heroes and brought back one-handed p.i.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Come to Grief (Sid Halley)

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Francis fans will welcome the return of narrator Sid Halley (Odds Against; Whip Hand) as the one-handed PI and ex-jockey takes on a case of multiple mutilations of thoroughbreds; unnervingly, the ampu

Sep 04 1995 | Read Full Review of Come to Grief (Sid Halley)

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Francis fans will welcome the return of narrator Sid Halley (Odds Against; Whip Hand) as the one-handed PI and ex-jockey takes on a case of multiple mutilations of thoroughbreds; unnervingly, the ampu

Sep 04 1995 | Read Full Review of Come to Grief (Sid Halley)

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