Even Money by Dick Francis & Felix Francis

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Ned Talbot is a small-time bookmaker on the edge of giving it all up when his world is turned upside down by a man who claims to be his father, long thought dead. And when the mysterious stranger is murdered, Ned feels compelled to find out exactly what is going on. But the more he discovers, the longer the odds become for his survival.

About Dick Francis & Felix 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 August 7, 2009 by Berkley. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Sports & Outdoors, Nature & Wildlife, Crime. Fiction

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The third collaboration between bestseller Francis and son Felix (after Silks ), a taut crime thriller, features an especially sympathetic hero. Bookmaker Ed Talb

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Book Reporter

Bookmakers beware: Dick Francis and Felix Francis are providing.

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The Washington Post

In most of his 40 or so novels, Francis does without a recurring character, with one exception: Sid Halley -- a onetime jockey who has lost an arm -- becomes a private investigator in "Odds Against" and is the hero of three subsequent novels, including "Whip Hand" and "Come to Grief," both of whi...

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Well, if the answer’s “yes” and you’ve never read a Dick Francis novel, you’ve been missing out—but you can easily correct that oversight by reading his latest novel, Even Money.

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