When a hurricane-chasing plane is downed on a Caribbean island, TV meteorologist Perry Stuart barely escapes with his life. But he can't escape what he saw on the island—and if the people who've tracked him back to England have their way, Stuart will have a zero percent chance of survival.
Sid knows the perils of racing all too well, but in his day jockeys didn't usually cross the finish line with three .38 rounds in the chest-which is how he found Huw Walker, the winner of a coveted race only a few hours earlier. Now Halley's quest for answers will push him to his very limits-both on and off the track.
Geoffrey Mason wasn't terribly disappointed when his client Julian Trent was found guilty. Despite being paid handsomely as Trent's defense counsel, he believes Trent needs to be locked up for a good long time. He only wishes it had happened more quickly—if the trial...
On the heels of Under Orders, ?Francis once again proves himself a master. Wow.? (BOOKLIST)
Max Moreton is a rising culinary star?until his guests fall victim to severe food poisoning?and then a bomb blast rips through the luncheon he's catering. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name, and himself, before it's too late.
Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.
Steeplechaser Alan York knows well the dangers of the sport. But when his best friend and rival Bill Davidson takes a fall in the middle of a race and doesn't get up again, Alan discovers it was no accident. Someone rigged a tripwire to take down the running horse.
The more Alan investigates, the more he suspects...
English agent Gene Hawkins is restlessly facing three weeks of vacation with only his tormented past for company. So when his boss asks him to help millionaire Dave Teller locate a prized missing stallion, he accepts. But he gets more action than he bargained for when he draws the affection of his boss' beautiful teenage daughter, advances from Teller's socialite wife, and the deadly attention of the horse thieves, who would be happy to put Hawkins...
Steeplechase jockey Derek Franklin has had more broken bones than he cares to count, but it seems his latest injury could very well bring his days on the race course to a screeching halt. But that's the least of his concerns when his brother turns up dead, leaving Derek...
A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket should be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich.
But one passenger on this train is a sociopath, a genius at blackmail and criminal corruption—and he plans to take everyone for everything they've got.
Charles Todd is an English painter well known and respected for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses at the racetrack. What he now faces at his cousin Donald's house is also art—the art of a perfectly brutal murderer.
Donald's home has been burglarized and his wife, Regina, is lying on her back dead, her face the color of cream. Donald is shattered, shocked—and a prime suspect.
When Todd discovers a connection between...
After his friend is killed in a horse-racing accident, up-and-coming glass artisan Gerard Logan finds himself embroiled in a deadly search for a stolen videotape—a videotape that just might destroy his own life.
Steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding has had more than his share of close calls both on and off the course. But trouble hits close to home when a grudge between his family and his sister's in-laws turns into a blood feud.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Transporting racehorses to the course is big business for ex-jockey Freddie Croft. But when a driver breaks a cardinal rule and picks up a hitchhiker, the results are fatal...for the hitchhiker. Freddie knows that a corpse is bad for business, especially when its trail leads to...
New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Crime Fiction
Foreign Office diplomat Peter Darwin uncovers a peculiar operation involving a veterinary surgeon and the unexplained deaths of several valuable racehorses.
A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales that treats readers to murder, mystery, and mayhem in the world of horseracing.
Kit Fielding will do whatever it takes to stop the killing of racehorses. Not an easy task considering that the woman he adores is leaving him, an international arms dealer is threatening him, and Kit's nemesis has plans to knock him off the track—and plant him under it.
|Pub. Date||Edition||Publisher||Phys Desc.||Availability|
|1990||1st Armchair Detective Library ed.||Armchair Detective Library||iv, 313 p. ; 23 cm.|| |
Annex - Adult Fiction
|||[1st ed.]||Harper & Row||273 p. ; 21 cm.|| |
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Shell-shocked after losing a foot during his tour in Afghanistan, Captain Tom Forsyth returns to his estranged mother's house. His mother has always put horses first and family last. But now she's being blackmailed for a hefty sum every week and being forced to make her horses lose. Using the skills he honed in the military, Tom sets out to find and defeat a hidden enemy before his mother's reputation is ruined, and he ends up back in the crossfire....
When a string of kidnappings rocks the horse racing world, Andrew Douglas is brought in to recover the missing—without becoming the next victim.
Roland Britten, accountant and amateur jockey, awakens one morning to find he can't move his hands—because he is tied up with netting, held captive where no light penetrates and no amount of yelling will get any attention. But why?
He knew that this was the latest in a series of events that had begun when he decided to ride in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, a race second only to the Grand National in the lives of British steeplechase riders....