Dead Cert: A classic racing mystery from the king of crime

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Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.

Steeplechaser Alan York knows well the dangers of the sport. But when his best friend and rival Bill Davidson takes a fall in the middle of a race and doesn’t get up again, Alan discovers it was no accident. Someone rigged a tripwire to take down the running horse.

The more Alan investigates, the more he suspects that there is more to the plot than just murderous horseplay. But even as he approaches the finish line to this mysterious race, those responsible for his friend’s death are already planning for Alan to have a mysterious accident of his own...

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

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Dick Francis is widely acclaimed as one of the world's finest thriller writers. His awards include the Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the crime 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 received a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Canelo
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Published on
May 2, 2019
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781788634847
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Animals
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Sports
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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But that doesn’t mean he has to take it. He’s begun his own investigation to uncover the people who ruined his career, and to find out why they want him off the track. But when the enquiry gets too personal, asking the wrong questions might just get him killed.

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

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British investigator David Cleveland doesn’t think so. He’s convinced someone made Sherman disappear, but with every answer David gets, the body count rises. And if he isn’t careful, the next body might just be his own...

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

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Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

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And when he discovered that he was actually transporting something altogether different, he had to call upon every ounce of resourcefulness he had to land with his life intact...

Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.

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Praise for Dick Francis

‘Dick Francis is a wonder’ Cleveland Plain Dealer

‘Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at a full gallop’ Chicago Tribune

‘Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound... all the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer.’ NYT Book Review

‘Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure inventive menace’ Boston Herald

‘[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills’ Newsday

‘Each Francis novel seems to be his best.’ Sunday Oklahoman

‘Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis’ San Diego Union-Tribune

‘[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries’ Wall Street Journal

‘Francis is a genius’ Los Angeles Times

‘For more than thirty years, Dick Francis has been mystery’s Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘A rare and magical talent... who never writes the same story twice’ San Diego Union-Tribune

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