Hardcover Book, Longshot, Dick Francis, First Edition, Novel, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Horse Racing
A wonderful hardcover book titled Longshot by Dick Francis. The book cover boards are green with embossed image on the front of a race horse and with title and author's name in gold against green on the spine. This is a first edition, 5th printing.
A thriller featuring young author John Kendall. Kendall writes survival manuals for an adventure-travel agency but has taken time off to pen a novel. When the money runs thin, he agrees to write the biography of famed horse trainer Tremayne Vickers. Leaving London for Vickers's Berkshire home, Kendall arrives as one of Vickers's two principal riders is acquitted of murdering a young woman with whom he'd quarreled. However, members of Vickers's entourage, including sons Gareth and Perkin and Perkin's wife, Mackie, suggest the hot-tempered jockey had some part in the death. Kendall fits easily into the household, conducting research, taking notes, even cooking and working horses. Then the body of a missing stablegirl is found in the woods. As Kendall's research continues, his riding skills improve and he is taken into Vickers's confidence, the intrepid writer finds himself under attack. Horses, danger, betrayal and doing the right thing are all expected components of a vintage Francis tale and this does not disappoint.
Dick Francis (October 1920 – February 2010) was the author of more than forty acclaimed books. Among his numerous awards were three Edgar Awards, the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger, and the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. He died in February 2010.
9 1/2 inches in length
6 1/2 inches in width
Fine Dust Cover
Published by G. P. Putnam's Son -- 1990
This book is in Fine condition as is the dust cover. The binding is in perfect condition and the pages are clean and white. The only marking in the book is an R with a circle around it on back flyleaf.
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