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Dick Francis’s younger son Felix carries on the tradition of racing thrillers began by his father. Mark Shilling, normally a racing commentator, turns amateur sleuth after the tragic death of his sister in what the police see as a suicide. Packed with all the hair-raising suspense and excitement readers know and love from Dick Francis, Bloodline cements Felix Francis' reputation as a master of thriller-writing.
From Felix Francis, bestselling author of Gamble and co-author (with Dick Francis) of Even Money and Crossfire , comes Bloodline , the latest Dick Francis novel. Set in the cut-throat world of horse racing, Bloodline is a pay thriller packed full of suspense, mystery and intrigue. When Mark Shilling ford commentates on a race in which his twin sister Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in third, he can't help but be suspicious. As a professional race-caller, he knows she should have won. Did she lose on purpose? Was the race fixed? Why on earth would she do something so out of character? That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, but she storms off after an explosive argument. It's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel ...or so it seems. Devastated by her death, and almost overcome with guilt, Mark goes in search of answers. What led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all...?
Closing date: 11/10/2018
'The Francis flair is clear for all to see.' Daily Mail
'Spare, efficient and unflashy ...inexorably draws you in.' Daily Telegraph
'From winning post to top of the bestseller list, time-after-time.' Sunday Times
Publication date: 04/07/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 13/09/2012
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||13th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Felix Francis is Dick Francis’s youngest son. Born in 1953, Felix studied Physics and Electronics at London University and then embarked upon a 17 year career teaching Advanced Level physics at three schools, the last seven as head of the science department at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire. Felix remembers conversations around the Francis breakfast table being somewhat unconventional. “The production of a Dick Francis novel has always been a mixture of inspiration, perspiration and teamwork. The first one was published when I was nine, and I grew up in a house where breakfast talk would be about the damage ...More About Felix Francis