Mystery Books

  • Virals (Virals, Book 1)

    Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the Bones novels and hit TV show), is the

  • White Doves at Morning: A Novel

    A riveting evocation of the Civil War, drawn from the true family history of "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post)

  • Native Tongue

    Now reissued--one of the most beloved novels by the "New York Times" bestselling author in which dedicated, if somewhat demented,

  • Damage

    From New York Times bestseller John Lescroart comes an explosive look at the seductive power of revenge and the terrible

  • Back Spin (Myron Bolitar)

    Kidnappers have snatched the teenage son of super-star golfer Linda Coldren and her husband, Jack, an aging pro, at the height of

  • Higher Authority (Alan Gregory)

    Dr. Alan Gregory's fianceé, attorney Lauren Crowder, is thrown into a maelstrom of violence as a case of sexual harassment s

  • The Blue Hawk

    The Blue Hawk is powerful, sacred, untameable. Its sacrifice will bring glory to the gods, strength to the nation - and the succes

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Mystery Movies

  • Flightplan (Widescreen Edition)

    Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster (Best Actress, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1991) gives an outstanding performance in the heart-

  • 12 Monkeys (Special Edition)

    In this science fiction masterpiece, Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to save the human race from a deadly virus that has

  • Orphanage, The

    Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (director of Pan's Labyrinth) presents The Orphanage, a chilling ghost story

  • Devil's Advocate

    Hotshot attorney accepts tempting offer from an elite New York law firm only to find himself fighting for his soul.Genre:

  • The Next Three Days

    Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into

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Mystery Authors

Dick Francis biography

 

 

Dick Francis

(1920 - 2010)

Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis was a British jockey and crime writer, many of whose novels centre around horse racing. Francis wrote more than 40 international bestsellers. His first book was his autobiography The Sport of Queens (1957) which led to him becoming the racing correspondent for London's Sunday Express newspaper, remaining in the job for 16 years. In 1962 he published his first thriller Dead Cert, set in the world of racing. Subsequently he regularly produced a novel a year for the next 38 years, missing only 1998 (during which he published a short-story collection). Although all his books were set against a background of horse racing, his male heroes held a variety of jobs from artist (In the Frame and To the Hilt) to private investigator (Odds Against, Whip Hand, Come to Grief, Under Orders-- all starring injured ex-jockey Sid Halley, one of only two heroes used more than once). All the novels are narrated by the hero, who in the course of the story discovers himself to be more resourceful, brave, tricky, than he had thought, and usually finds a certain salvation for himself as well as bestowing it on others. Details of other people's occupations fascinated Francis, and the reader finds him- or herself immersed in the mechanics of such things as photography, accountancy, the gemstone trade, restaurant service on trans-continental trains - but always in the interests of the plot. Disfunctional families were a subject which he exploited particularly well (Reflex, a baleful grandmother, Hot Money, a multi-millionaire father and serial ex-husband, Decider, the related co-owners of a racecourse).

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