Odds Against

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Pan, 1967 - Fiction - 239 pages
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Sid Halley, an injured jockey, becomes a private eye and carries out some work for his father-in-law, who believes a man is trying to financially ruin Seabury racecourse, so that it can be sold to property developers. From the author of Straight and The Edge.

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

Not as formulaic as many of Francis' subsequent efforts. Written in the '60s; the office boy's carefully coiffed and rather long hair is a prominent topic, Sid's father-in-law was in WWII, and ex ... Read full review

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User Review  - auntieknickers - LibraryThing

I'm so glad I saw the movie of this book first. It was part of a four-episode series on British television called The Racing Game. The first episode was an adaptation of this book; the remainder were ... 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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