Hardcover Book, To The Hilt, Dick Francis, First Edition, Novel, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Horse Racing

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Hardcover Book, To The Hilt, Dick Francis, First Edition, Novel, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Horse Racing

A wonderful hardcover book titled To The Hilt by Dick Francis. The book cover boards are purple with an embossed image on the front of a racehorse and author's initials. The books title and author's name is in black against green on the spine. This is a first edition.

Just after learning that his stepfather is gravely ill, artist Al Kinloch, returning to his remote home in the Scottish Highlands, is attacked by four men. They ask one question - 'where is it?' - then leave him for dead. Baffled and hurt, Al visits his stepfather and learns that millions of pounds are missing and a valuable racehorse is under threat. Roughed up already, Al decides he has nothing to lose getting to the bottom of this. Unfortunately, the thugs who beat him up and the person behind them will want to make sure that Al doesn't survive their next encounter...

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.

Size:
9 1/2 inches in length
6 1/2 inches in width
Fine Dust Cover
322 pages
Published by G. P. Putnam's Son -- 1996

This book is in Fine condition (it would be in New condition if not for the mark on the front page). Its dust cover is in "like new" condition with no rips, tears, marks, or creases. 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 front flyleaf.

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