About the author

Richard Stanley Francis CBE FRSL (31 October 1920 – 14 February 2010) was a British crime writer, and former steeplechase jockey, whose novels centre on horse racing in England.

After wartime service in the RAF, Francis became a full-time jump-jockey, winning over 350 races and becoming champion jockey of the British National Hunt. He came to further prominence in 1956 as jockey to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, riding her horse Devon Loch which fell when close to winning the Grand National. Francis retired from the turf and became a journalist and novelist.

All his novels deal with crime in the horse-racing world, with some of the criminals being outwardly respectable figures. The stories are narrated by one of the key players, often a jockey, but sometimes a trainer, an owner, a bookie, or someone in a different profession, peripherally linked to racing. This person is always facing great obstacles, often including physical injury, from which he must fight back with determination. More than forty of these novels became international best-sellers.

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Den tidligere jockey Jonah Dereham lever en rolig tilværelse som agent for væddeløbsheste. Men da ukendte kræfter forsøger at ødelægge hans forretning udvikler hans liv sig pludselig dramatisk. Jonah er en resolut mand og er fast besluttet på at afsløre sine sabotører. Det går dog snart op for ham, at hans ærlige og redelige facon er farligere end at spille de kriminelles spil og snart er ikke kun hans forretning, men også hans liv i fare. Dick Francis (1920-2010) var en britisk forfatter og jockey. Efter sin succesfulde karriere i hestevæddeløb og -træning dedikerede han sig til fiktionen og skrev sammen med sin kone utallige spændingsromaner i eget navn. Alle hans bøger drejer sig på den ene eller anden måde om personer i jockeybranchen.
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Publish date09 Mar 2022
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ISBN audio9788728195741