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Richard Stanley Francis Edit Profile

also known as Dick Francis

writer

Richard Francis was an English jockey and crime writer, many of whose novels relate with horse racing. He wrote more than 40 international best-sellers.

Career

His first book was his autobiography The Sport of Queens(1957) which led to him becoming the racing correspondent for London's Sunday Express newspaper, remaining in the job for 16 years.

Slay Ride, 1973

Knockdown, 1974

High Stakes, 1975

In the Frame, 1976

Risk, 1977

Field of Thirteen», 1998 - short stories:

1. Raid at Kingdom Hill (The rape of Kingdom Hill/The race at Kingdom Hill)

2. Dead on red

3. Song for Mona

4. Bright white star

5. Collision course

6. Nightmare (Nightmares) Nattmara

7. Carrot for a chestnut

8. The gift (A day of wine and roses/The big story)

9. Spring fever

10. Blind chance (Twenty-one good men and true)

11. Corkscrew

12. The day of the losers

13. Haig’s death

Membership

  • Racecourse Association

  • Crime Writers Association

  • Mystery Writers of America

  • Garrick Club

  • Detection Club

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    Horse Racing

Connections

father:
George

mother:
Catherine

wife:
Mary Margaret Brenchley

son:
Merrick

son:
Felix