Search Results: "Felix Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

DICK FRANCIS'S GAMBLE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2011

"If all this sounds familiar, Francis fans can be assured that, like Nick's climactic mount, they're in reassuringly expert hands."
Nonpareil jockey/suspense writer Dick Francis's son Felix, who coauthored his late father's last four novels (Crossfire, 2010, etc.), turns in a solo performance fully worthy of the family name. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S DAMAGE by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Francis (Dick Francis's Refusal, 2013, etc.) expertly choreographs Jeff's extended cat-and-mouse duel with the resourceful Leonardo. Fans of both thrillers and horse racing will be on tenterhooks until Jeff unmasks his opponent, who turns out to have been a lot more memorable in disguise."
A professional horse-racing investigator has to ride three unruly mounts at once in the fourth and most ambitious of the younger Francis' suspensers. Read full book review >

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TRIPLE CROWN  by Felix Francis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"American readers willing to be lectured about the many ways British racing is better will be rewarded by some serviceable, if labored, sleuthing, a good deal of information about the sport, and a bittersweet ending that's the best thing here."
Continuing his slow emergence from his father's shadow, Francis (Dick Francis's Damage, 2014, etc.) packs his very English hero off on a secret mission to America, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S REFUSAL by Felix Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"Not as original as Dick Francis's Bloodline (2012) but still a fast-paced, highly professional evening's entertainment. With all due respect, hasn't Francis earned the right to have his famous father's name removed from the franchise?"
Francis fils brings back his father's favorite hero for a jaundiced look into a rash of rigged steeplechases. Read full book review >

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DICK FRANCIS'S BLOODLINE by Felix Francis
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"The usual pleasures of Francis father and son, from inside dope about announcing races to carefully controlled bursts of physical violence, fly by with all the speed of a promising filly on her second one-mile run."
The late Dick Francis' son and sometime collaborator follows his first solo canter (Dick Francis's Gamble, 2011) with more of the same. Read full book review >

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EVEN MONEY by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"A blissfully satisfying blend of suspense, revenge and horse-racing info in a multilayered mystery that's presumably Felix Francis's distinctive contribution to his father's legendary series."
The father-and-son Francis team (Silks, 2008, etc.) turn their attention to the most reviled members of the horse-racing fraternity: on-site bookmakers. Read full book review >

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CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. Read full book review >

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SILKS by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Despite Mason's avocation, the outsider's view of racing takes a back seat to the courtroom sequences. Partnering for the second time with his son, Francis produces a whodunit more accomplished than ever but less distinctive than the work that put him on the map."
What new angles on horse racing are left for veteran Francis (Dead Heat, 2007, etc.) to explore? His latest hero is a barrister who's also a passionate amateur steeplechase jockey. Read full book review >

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DEAD HEAT by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2007

"Clunky expository dialogue tells you more than you probably want to know about food preparation and concertizing. But the mystery is engaging, and durable Max is a worthy addition to Francis's gallery of racetrack detectives."
Legendary racing-mystery master Francis (Shattered, 2000, etc.) partners with son Felix to bring mayhem of many kinds to the Newmarket track. Read full book review >

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FELIX YZ by Lisa Bunker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 6, 2017

"Joyful, heartbreaking, completely bonkers, and exuberantly alive. (Science fiction. 10-adult)"
A freak scientific accident leaves an ordinary Maine boy atomically bonded to a fourth-dimensional being in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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BECOMING FELIX by Nancy Hope Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"It's also a sobering look at a once reliable way of life that is slowly vanishing. (Junior Library Guild selection) (Fiction. 9-13)"
From Wilson (Bringing Nettie Back, 1992, etc.), the story of Felix John Jasquith—JJ—his two great loves (his family's Massachusetts dairy farm and the clarinet he inherited from his grandfather), and his one great friend, Steven, a talented drummer. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS DRAKE by John Cummins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 1996

"A scholarly but basically laudatory picture, nicely timed for the fourth centenary of Drake's death next year."
A graphic account of the man who, among other swashbuckling exploits, was the first to sail around the world and was largely responsible for saving England from invasion by the Spanish Armada. Read full book review >