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King of the Roses: A Horse Racing Mystery by [V. S. Anderson]

King of the Roses: A Horse Racing Mystery Kindle Edition

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Editorial Reviews


Intricately plotted, filled with interesting track types and vivid descriptions of what the author calls "the Derby week buffoonery," this is an impressive debut by a superb writer. In addition to the never-lets-down suspense, there are two elements that deserve special mention: the bitter, pungent dialogue and the magnificently exciting description of the race itself. --Publishers Weekly

No racing novel since the advent of Dick Francis's series of mysteries has captured my admiration like this book. Highly reminiscent of Francis's work, King of the Roses is a mystery with a racetrack theme. . . . I have always felt that Dick has no peer. Now I'm not so certain. V. S. Anderson (be the author a man or a woman?) is first class. . . . To those of you readers who enjoy Dick Francis, I rate King of the Roses a must.--Maryland Horse

The suspense grows on every page following the bribe offer. There's plenty of romantic interest, skullduggery and violence. . . . Finally, the Derby is run in less time than it takes to describe it--but the description itself is one of the most exciting whodunit chapters you're ever likely to come across. San Diego Magazine

Fast-paced and realistic, this first novel is entertaining. Library Journal

Dick Francis had better look to his fetlocks with V. S. Anderson's arrival on the racing track. London Times

[Anderson] bares the soaring spirit of the great animals bred to run and the men who race them this tense, suspenseful drama of the racetrack. . . .Anderson's words roll onto the page, vivid, stark, powerful and perfect. Associated Press

I don't recommend it for bedtime relaxation; the suspense will keep you up much too late. St. Petersburg Times

[A] better than average mystery. Atlantic Monthly

From the Publisher

King of the Roses is one of the most exciting novels of racing ever written. It overflows with the glory and heartbreak of the way of life it recreates, from the first page to the last.

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  • File Size: 854 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: June 30, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010QWR6DA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #561 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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