Come to Grief (Sid Halley Series #3) by Dick Francis - PDF free download eBook

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After constant requests from fans to bring back Sid Halley, the champion jockey turned investigator of Odds Against and the breakout thriller Whip Hand, Dick Francis does just that in his new novel. Although more than a decade has passed since the pu...

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9780736632744
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Penguin Group (USA)
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18+ Years
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EN
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Some brief overview of this book

After constant requests from fans to bring back Sid Halley, the champion jockey turned investigator of Odds Against and the breakout thriller Whip Hand, Dick Francis does just that in his new novel. Although more than a decade has passed since the publication of Whip Hand, little time has elapsed in Sid Halleys life. Still in his mid-thirties, he remains troubled, courageous, unwilling to admit defeat to disabling injury or corruption. Now, though, Sid faces nineties dilemmas and hazards even more serious than those he once faced in horse racing, the passion that cost him his hand, and the only sport so dangerous that ambulances follow the athletes from start to finish (The Philadelphia Inquirer). I had this friend that everyone loved, Halley says, and I put him on trial.... I grieved for the loss of a friendship, for a man who still looked the same but was different, alien...despicable. I could much more easily have grieved for him dead. Having exposed an adored racing figure as a monster, Sid must testify at the mans trial. But the morning of his appearance, a tragic suicide shatters the proceedings and jars Halleys conscience. Plagued by regret and the suspicion that theres more to the death than has yet come to light, he is catapulted into days of hard, rational investigation, heart-searching torments, and the gravest of perils. Business as usual for Sid...

A few words about book's author

Dick Francis (pictured with his son Felix Francis) was born in South Wales in 1920. He was a young rider of distinction winning awards and trophies at horse shows throughout the United Kingdom. At the outbreak of World War II he joined the Royal Air Force as a pilot, flying fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster.

He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the New York Times bestsellers Even Money and Silks.

A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time.

Biography

Dick Francis was born in Lawrenny, South Wales in 1920. He served in the Royal Air Force for six years during World War II, piloting fighter and bomber aircraft including the Spitfire and Lancaster between 1943 and 1946. Following the war, Francis, the son of a jockey, became a celebrity in the world of British National Hunt racing. He won more than 350 races, was Champion Jockey in 1953-1954, and was retained as jockey to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for four seasons, 1953 through 1957. Francis rode eight times in the world famous Grand National Steeplechase, and nearly won in 1956 when his horse, the Queen Mothers Devon Loch, a few strides away from victory with a clear field, suddenly collapsed. This incident, which Francis calls both the high point and low point of my career as a jockey, was the impetus for him to begin a second career as a writer. Shortly after the incident, a literary agent approached Francis about writing an autobiography. In 1957, Francis suffered another serious fall and was advised to retire from race riding. He completed his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, which was published later that year, and accepted an invitation to write six features for the London Sunday Express. He stayed on as the newspapers racing correspondent for 16 years. Sports writing soon led to fiction writing, which in turn led to a string of bestselling novels. His first, Dead Cert, was published in 1962. His 36th novel, 10 Lb. Penalty, was published in the U. S. by G. P. Putnams Sons in September 1997. In addition to his novels and autobiography, Francis has also published a biography of Lester Piggott, A Jockeys Life, and eight short stories. He has edited (with John Welcome) four collections of racing stories, and has contributed to anthologies and periodicals. Franciss books have been bestsellers in a number of countries, and have been translated into more than 30 languages, including all European languages, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Bantu, and several dialects of Chinese. Each of his novels has also been recorded on audio in both Britain and the United States. Francis was made an Officer of the most noble Order of the British Empire in 1984, and was awarded the British Crime Writers Association silver dagger in 1965, gold dagger in 1980 and Cartier diamond dagger for his lifes work in 1990. The recipient of three Edgar Allen Poe Awards for Best Novel from the Mystery Writers of America, most recently for 1995s Come to Grief, Francis is the only person to have been awarded the prestigious award more than once. The Mystery Writers of America named Francis Grand Master for his lifes work in 1996, and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University in 1991. Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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