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Break In
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Break In

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron - the Princess - when his twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories which will put her husband, and his...

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Longshot
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Longshot

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

John Kendall is short of funds, so he accepts a commission to write the biography of Tremayne Vickers, a successful National Hunt racehorse trainer, despite knowing little about the world of racing. The author is a winner of the...

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The Edge
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The Edge

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Part of the Simply Stories series, this ELT reader has been graded in vocabulary and structure. The word count is as follows: level one, 500; level two, 1050; level three, 1650; level four, 2360; level five, 3000.

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Driving Force
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Driving Force

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

A retired steeplechase jockey and owner of a fleet of motor horseboxes finds an unwelcome corpse on his doorstep after one of his drivers picks up a hitchhiker. Follows COMEBACK.

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Decider
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Decider

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

'Always a cracking read' Daily Mail

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Wild Horses
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Wild Horses

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

This thriller by the author of Decider concerns a case of mistaken identity set against the background of the making of a film about racing.

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Come to Grief
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Come to Grief

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

In this, his third adventure, Sid Halley is still in his mid-thirties, still troubled, courageous and unwilling to admit defeat. He uncovers a crime by a friend whom he - and everyone else - has held in affection.

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Field of Thirteen
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Field of Thirteen

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Dick Francis has compiled a volume of thirteen short stories, the settings ranging from the National Hunt Festival at Cheltenham, where a middle-aged owner falls hopelessly in love with her jockey, to the Kentucky Derby at...

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Under Orders
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Under Orders

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

The long awaited new blockbuster from Dick Francis

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Shattered
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Shattered

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Menace and murder go hand in hand in the electrifying new thriller from the grand master of crime fiction. When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at Cheltenham, his friend Gerald Logan becomes embroiled in a perilous search...

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Flying Finish
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Flying Finish

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

A steeplechase thriller, in which one young man abandons his desk job to join a firm which transports racehorses all over the world, and though it proves to be a passport to many things, it also brings him face to face with...

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Bonecrack
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Bonecrack

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

This thriller, set in Newmarket, centres around Neil Griffon who is abducted by two ruthless men. When he is set free he is the victim of vicious threats, weird extortion, and a nerve-wracking war of attrition.

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In the Frame
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In the Frame

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Charles Todd makes a living as a painter of horses. However someone is making a fortune forging paintings by the masters and then selling them to people who usually end up dead. Charles arrives in Australia to investigate and is...

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Comeback
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Comeback

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Foreign Office diplomat Peter Darwin is returning to England, back to his childhood home of Gloucestershire. But instead of a pleasant trip down memory lane, Peter finds himself coming to the aid of a veterinary surgeon whose...

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For Kicks
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For Kicks

Dick Francis, Tony Britton

Daniel Roke owns a stud farm in Australia. He's young, smart, hard-working and desperate for some excitement - all of which makes him the ideal candidate for the Earl of October, who has come visiting. The Earl is concerned about...

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Driving Force
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Driving Force

Dick Francis

Jockey Freddie Croft discovers a high-stakes conspiracy that exposes the seedy underside of horse racing--and faces even deadlier odds of survival than in any steeplechase run.

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Risk
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Risk

Dick Francis

As an amateur jockey, Roland Britten was lucky, and as an accountant he was rigorous. He knew he was on the hate list of several fraudsters, but never thought pen-pushers got kidnapped. And not from a racecourse right after...

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Break In
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Break In

Dick Francis

Steeplechase jockey Kit Fielding has just ridden another winner for his patron - the Princess - when his twin sister Holly comes to him with terrible news. A newspaper is printing stories which will put her husband, and his...

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Dead Cert
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Dead Cert

Dick Francis

Alan York's friend, jockey Bill Davidson, was killed in Admiral's fall. After the race, York visits the fence and discovers a coil of wire lying beside the fence post and signs of where the wire had been attached. The fall was no...

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Reflex
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Reflex

Dick Francis

Jockey and amateur photographer Philip Nore knows all too well how it feels to take a tumble from a horse. He also knows what it's like to feel the wrath of furious owners and trainers. You can't always be a winner. George Millace...

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Whip Hand
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Whip Hand

Dick Francis

One-handed ex-jockey Sid Halley works as a private detective, using his racing knowledge to solve crimes that baffle the police. In Whip Hand, Sid is asked to investigate possible doping of the horses of thoroughbred trainer...

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High Stakes
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High Stakes

Dick Francis

When inventor Stephen Scott abruptly fires his winning trainer Jody Leeds, the racing world is shocked and disgusted - though not quite as angry as Leeds, who swears revenge on his former friend. But Steven is convinced that Leeds...

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Rat Race
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Rat Race

Dick Francis

Matt Shore is a pilot down on his luck. Once he'd flown big jets and dropped supplies in war zones. Now he's ferrying high-class passengers between English race courses. But when one eventful trip ends with his plane exploding,...

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Longshot
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Longshot

Dick Francis

Life as a writer is colder, hungrier work than John Kendall had bargained for. Not even the survival guides he's written can help him. So when notorious racehorse trainer Tremayne Vickers approaches Kendall to write his biography,...

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Come To Grief
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Come To Grief

Dick Francis

Sid Halley, ex-champion jockey turned investigator, is facing his toughest test. A number of horses have been brutally mutilated, horrifying their owners and the general public. Even Sid's friend, broadcaster Ellis Quint, has been...

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Trial Run
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Trial Run

Dick Francis

Ex-steeplechaser Randall Drew is reluctantly off to pre-Olympic games Moscow, as a favour to royalty. One of the blue bloods is destined to compete in the games and there are concerns - both of safety and of scandal - that only...

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Smokescreen
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Smokescreen

Dick Francis

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...

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Nerve
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Nerve

Dick Francis

Rob Finn's winning streak made him one of the most sought-after steeplechase jockeys. But his subsequent collapse in form surprised no one more than himself. As word spreads that Finn has lost his nerve, he discovers a...

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Knock Down
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Knock Down

Dick Francis

Jonah Dereham is a bloodstock agent who buys and sells horses for his clients. As an ex-jockey, it's the ideal quiet life - until Jonah is attacked by thugs out to sabotage his business. Unfortunately for them, Jonah's a man with...

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Slay Ride
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Slay Ride

Dick Francis

David Cleveland - an investigator for the Jockey Club - is sitting in a dinghy in a pleasant little fjord in Norway. He's here to help the Norwegians find out why Bob Sherman, a visiting English rider, has done a runner with the...

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Bolt
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Bolt

Dick Francis

Jockey Kit Fielding's patron, Princess Casilia, is in trouble. Her invalid husband is being threatened by a ruthless business partner who wants to use the firm to manufacture arms. At the same time, some of the Princess' best...

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Flying Finish
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Flying Finish

Dick Francis

Amateur jockey Lord Henry Grey decides on a whim to join the bloodstock market, transporting racehorses around the world. And when he meets the glamorous Gabriella in Italy, he is sure he's hit the good life. That is, until a...

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Proof
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Proof

Dick Francis

Wine merchant Tony Beach will do anything for a quiet life. But when a party to celebrate the end of the racing season ends in eight violent deaths, he is drawn reluctantly into the subsequent investigation. Meanwhile, the police,...

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Enquiry
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Enquiry

Dick Francis

When Kelly Hughes rides the favourite into second place, he gets penalized for his trouble. Not only has he lost the race, but also his licence, as the Jockey Club suspends him - believing he threw the race. Only he knows that the...

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Shattered
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Shattered

Dick Francis

Gerard Logan witnesses the death of his close friend, jockey Martin Stukely, after a fall from his horse. In the aftermath, Gerard is left to pick up the pieces - including a mysterious unmarked videotape that Martin secretly left...

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Comeback
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Comeback

Dick Francis

Foreign Office diplomat Peter Darwin is returning to England, back to his childhood home of Gloucestershire. But instead of a pleasant trip down memory lane, Peter finds himself coming to the aid of a veterinary surgeon whose...

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10-Lb Penalty
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10-Lb Penalty

Dick Francis

Seventeen-year-old Benedict Juliard's ambitions of becoming a steeplechase jockey are dashed when he's falsely accused of taking drugs. For his estranged father, however, this is an opportunity.

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Blood Sport
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Blood Sport

Dick Francis

Gene Hawkins is a fixer for his boss Mr Keeble: if Keeble has a problem, Gene goes and fixes it. It's that simple. Sometimes it requires the Luger he carries - mostly it doesn't. Now Keeble has summoned Gene back from a...

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Forfeit
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Forfeit

Dick Francis

Bert Checkov, a racing correspondent, drunkenly confesses to fellow Fleet Street hack James Tyrone that he's been giving his readers bum tips for years. Five minutes later, Checkov's fallen out a seventh floor window. Tyrone has a...

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In the Frame
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In the Frame

Dick Francis

Charles Todd, a successful artist who paints horses, arrives at his cousin Donald's house and stumbles on a grisly scene: police cars everywhere, his cousin arrested for murder and Donald's wife brutally slain.

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Twice Shy
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Twice Shy

Dick Francis

Physics teacher (and crack shot) Jonathan Derry is given some tapes to look after by a friend. They're not your usual tapes: they hold a computer programme which functions as a bookie-breaking betting system.

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Banker
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Banker

Dick Francis

Tim Ekaterin has a lot of money. Unfortunately, it is other people's, and it is his job to invest it wisely, or get fired. And right now he's taken a big risk: using GBP5 million to stud a champion racing stallion. When the...

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Odds Against
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Odds Against

Dick Francis

Champion jockey Sid Halley retired from racing when his hand was smashed in a fall. Now he works as a private detective - which is proving to be no less dangerous to life and limb.

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Hot Money
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Hot Money

Dick Francis

Malcolm Pembroke didn't get rich without making a few enemies - not least among the five wives and nine children left like wreckage in his wake. But when Moira, his fifth wife, is murdered and Malcolm believes that someone is out...

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For Kicks
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For Kicks

Dick Francis

Daniel Roke owns a stud farm in Australia. He's young, smart, hard-working and desperate for some excitement - all of which makes him the ideal candidate for the Earl of October, who has come visiting. The Earl is concerned about...

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Driving Force
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Driving Force

Dick Francis

Ex-jockey Freddie Croft now runs a fleet of vehicles which transport racehorses across the British Isles and Europe. But when two of his drivers pick up a hitchhiker who ends up dead, Freddie's got a big problem. First, it quickly...

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To The Hilt
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To The Hilt

Dick Francis

Just after learning that his stepfather is gravely ill, artist Al Kinloch, returning to his remote home in the Scottish Highlands, is attacked by four men. They ask one question - 'where is it?' - then leave him for dead. Baffled...

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Shattered
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Shattered

Dick Francis

When jockey Martin Stukely dies following a fall at Cheltenham races, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen video tape. Logan is a glass-blower on the verge of widespread acclaim for...

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