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Pan Books, 1965 - Detective and mystery stories - 236 pages
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Common sense said that the whole idea was crazy... but when offered huge sums of money to move to England and help the Earl of October uncover a suspected racehorse dope scandal, Danny Roke finds the proposal intriguing.

Swapping his job as proprietor of an Australian stud farm to work undercover as a stable hand in Yorkshire, Danny soon has his hands full. Whilst the Earl‚€™s attractive daughters Patricia and Elinor draw his attention, he finds himself ever more deeply involved with the vicious swindlers he is out to entrap. And if neither the money nor the swindle will keep his mind on the job, maybe the death of the Earl‚€™s original investigator, Tommy Stapleton, will...

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This has aged pretty well for a book written 50 years ago! (1965) I like older mysteries (like Sue Grafton's books) because it's more fun when the narrator doesn't have the internet or cell-phones to quickly solve problems. Read full review

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Daniel Roke is an Australian who has an established stud farm. He is presented with a chance to work undercover as a stable boy in England to figure out how horses are being doped and undetected. He ... Read full review

About the author (1965)

Dick Francis has written more than forty international bestsellers and is widely acclaimed as one of the world‚e(tm)s finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers‚e(tm) Association‚e(tm)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‚e(tm)s achievement and in 2000 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen‚e(tm)s Birthday Honours list. Sadly he died in 2010.

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