Very Good. Signed first US edition/first impression has previous owner?s name in ink on title page ? upper right. As Francis signed it under his name on the title page, it looks a bit odd. The dustwrapper has a 1 inch closed tear to the bottom of the front panel and shows slight wear to folds and corners. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Edward Lincoln has scaled the Himalayas, survived deadly car chases and defeated scores of assassins. As a movie action man he's even suffered stoically at the hands of sadistic directors. After finishing his latest film, he's asked to visit South Africa to discover why a dying friend's horses are suddenly failing on the race track. Unfortunately, Lincoln's attempt to help a friend soon puts him in harm's way. From a nearly fatal interview to a dangerous accident in a gold mine, it seems only luck is keeping him alive. And in life, unlike the big-screen, there's no coming back from dead . . . Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard 'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.
From the Back Cover:
Edward Lincoln had scaled the Himalayas, survived deadly car chases, defeated scores of assassins. As a film action man he’d even suffered stoically at the hands of sadistic directors.
After finishing his latest film, he’s asked to visit South Africa to discover why a dying friend’s horses are suddenly doing so badly on the race track. Unfortunately, this attempt to help a friend soon puts Lincoln in harm’s way. From a nearly fatal interview to a dangerous mishap in a gold mine, it seems only luck is keeping him alive.
But fate has more in store. When the scene in the Kruger wildlife park begins to resemble Lincoln’s latest big-screen adventure, even he will wonder what comes next...
‘A wonderfully vivid and sinister conclusion in the Kruger National Park’ Sunday Times
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1973
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0060113340I5N00
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJ. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 213 pgs. Dashing movie actor Edward Lincoln, who has just finished his latest movie, is asked to visit Johannesburg to discover why a friend's horses are performing so poorly on the race track. Once in South Africa, Lincoln stumbles into a web of criminal intrigue that might end up costing him his life. Seller Inventory # 27762
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1972. First Edition. First American Edition. Octavo; VG/VG; Black spine with white text; DJ has mylar exterior, has light edgewear and surface scuffing; Boards strong, slight discoloration and rubbing to top/bottom of spine; Textblock slightly age-toned, small 1" mark on page 26; Binding strong; 213pp. Rockville. Seller Inventory # 7-140-1284076
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1972. hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. 1st Ed. 8vo, top edge lightly soiled, DJ is priceclipped and lightly rubbed, First Edition, a mystery novel, 213 pages. Seller Inventory # 18365
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Book FINE; dj NEAR FINE front flap has small crease. Book. Seller Inventory # 008170
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, NY, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition. First U.S. edition. Jacket has light edgewear, some yellowing on flaps, mylar protector. Slight slant to spine, boards have light wear and fading on edges, pages yellowing, interior is clean. K-3. Seller Inventory # 030438
Book Description Harper & Row , New York, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. New York: Harper & Row . Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 1973. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0060113340 . First US edition. Hubin [1984 Crime Fiction, page 151]. 213 pages. Some odd damage [manufacturing defect?] to the endpapers at the top of the front hinge, else spine cocked VG+ copy in Near Fine Dust Wrapper. . Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 15955
Book Description Harper and Row, New York, 1972. First American Edition. Near Fine in an about Fine dust jacket. Lower outer corners of the front and rear board bumped, minute rubs to a couple of the jacket corners, small corner crease to the front flap. A very attractive copy overall. Seller Inventory # 112392
Book Description Harper and Row 1972/72, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Hardback Suspense 1st Ed. Ex-Library Very Good Plus/no dust jacket; 28091. Seller Inventory # 28091
Book Description Harper & Row, NY, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 1st U.S. edition. two light stains at rear endpaper, previous owners blind stamp at half-title page else near fine in d/j with a touch of shelf wear to extemities. Seller Inventory # 012319