Odds Against

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Pan, 1967 - Fiction - 239 pages
14 Reviews

“Another of Dick Francis’s superb racing thrillers. Fast plot, breathtaking finale, authentic background.”‚€”Daily Telegraph

Sid Halley, champion jockey, had to give up racing when his hand was smashed. But his next job brings him a bullet‚€”right in the middle of his chest. As he would soon discover, life as a private eye could get a lot worse...

Especially when a ruthless property dealer has plans for Seabury racetrack. Plans that have nothing to do with racing and everything to do with conspiracy and violence. The kind of plans that set high odds against a novice detective staying alive...

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Review: Odds Against (Sid Halley #1)

User Review  - Michael Fox - Goodreads

I've come to think of Dick Francis as a safe, predictable read. Each story, though materially different in circumstance, is crafted around some aspect of horse racing with each unique angle of each ... Read full review

Review: Odds Against (Sid Halley #1)

User Review  - Becky - Goodreads

I had never read this one and had not realized it was the first in a series. Looking back, I realize that I've read several of the others in the series, and really enjoyed them. Reading this one, now ... Read full review

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About the author (1967)

Dick Francis wrote more than forty international bestsellers and was widely acclaimed as one of the world’s finest thriller writers. His awards included the Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston. In 1996 Dick Francis was made a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master for a lifetime’s achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Sadly he died in 2010.

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