Nerve: 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.

Nerve is the story of a struggling young jockey named Rob, a misfit in a family of accomplished musicians, who discovers that his troubling losing streak is caused not by a lack of skill or confidence, but by something far more sinister....

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

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About the author

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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Publisher
Canelo
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Published on
Jul 1, 2019
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781788634939
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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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Dick Francis, the bestselling master of mystery and suspense, takes you into the thrilling world of horse racing.

The youngest child of rich, neglectful parents, Henry Grey was occasionally accused of being an overgrown brat. But all Henry wanted was a career that would bring him some genuine fulfilment, a little adventure, and a chance to prove his true character. So he decided to take a dirty demanding job transporting racehorses by air, much to his snobbish family’s horror.

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.

When reporter Bert Chekov falls to his death, his colleague James Tyrone is suspicious. Chekov’s column had recently recommended some ‘can’t-lose’ horses, who then wound up out of the running on race day.

Tyrone thinks he can prove it was murder, but he may not live to tell the tale. Because as the dead man has already made clear, there’s no such thing as a sure thing...

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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