The Sid Halley Omnibus: Odds Against, Whip Hand, Come to Gr

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ODDS AGAINST: Champion jockey Sid Halley gave up racing when his hand was smashed. As he soon discovers, life as a private eye could be a lot worse, especially when a ruthless property dealer has plans for Seabury racetrack - plans that set high odds against a novice detective staying alive . . . 'A plot that goes with the pace of a champion hurdler' Evening Standard WHIP HAND: There are two worlds in racing: winning and losing. Sid Halley is on the trail of thugs who aim to win at any price. There's a syndicate of owners with a sideline in violent kidnapping and a bookmaker whose hatred of favourites goes one deathly step too far. Halley must return to winning ways. To lose is to die . . 'Superb . . . this is Mr Francis's best book. And that's high praise' Sunday Mirror COME TO GRIEF: Sid Halley has uncovered an obnoxious crime committed by a friend. On the first day of the friend's trial, at which Sid is to be as a witness, something happens which leads to days of hard detection and heart-searching torment. Troubled, but courageous, Sid Halley is unwilling to admit defeat . . . 'Francis is firmly in the saddle, leaving the opposition standing' Sunday Telegraph

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One of the world's finest thriller writers, Dick Francis has written 41 international bestsellers. His awards include the Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University, Boston. He is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and recipient of a CBE.

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