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Triple Crown Paperback – June 1, 2017
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Praise for Felix Francis
Francis once again proves himself worthy of wearing his father s colors. This latest effort has an absolutely propulsive plot that will remind Dick Francis fans of his classic nail-biters . . . This one s a stunner. "Booklist" (starred review)
Entertaining . . . Francis again offers an imaginative variant on the racetrack-related thriller plots of his father. "Publishers Weekly"
Fast-paced and well-constructed . . . Francis once again pulls off extending the spirit of his father s long string of successful horse racing mystery novels quite nicely. "Reviewing the Evidence"
Felix has inherited his father s talent to craft an interesting story with engaging characters .Even readers who never visit a racetrack will find what happens behind the scenes fascinating .Felix has produced a winner. "Woman Around Town"
"Dick Francis s Damage"
Felix Francis latest mystery does the family tradition proud a vivid and fascinating read. "Washington Times"
Francis s fourth solo outing ranks with the best of his late father s thrillers set in the British horse racing world. The compelling main storyline deserves high marks for originality "Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
Felix Francis wields all of his father's tools of the trade here, telling a satisfying story of murder and intrigue that barrels along without losing sight of the details . . . this satisfying novel is worthy of the Francis name. "Shelf Awareness"
Francis expertly choreographs Jeff's extended cat-and-mouse duel Fans of both thrillers and horse racing will be on tenterhooks "Kirkus Reviews"
Felix is a master plotter and suspense builder. A wonderful feature of this book is the wealth of detail Francis provides about racing Another Francis thriller in which danger and suspense build with each scene. "Booklist "
[Felix] has the Francis formula down pat, with descriptions of the horse-racing industry real and exciting, and character analysis deep and penetrating...sharp and insightful all the characterizations are acute, as is the plotting, and the novel is highly recommended. "Crimespree "Magazine
This is the fourth incredible solo novel written by Felix Francis, son of the eminent mystery novelist Dick Francis, and in this latest story, the action and suspense are right on target. . . . An extremely good story for the mystery lover, and most especially the horseracing fan. With a fascinating plot, Felix Francis continues to prove that he owns the wonderful writing style of his famous dad; yet he still has the fresh voice that allows him to carve a niche in the literary world that is all his own. Readers can keep looking forward to the next mystery that will open up the gates and unveil the underbelly of the racetracks of England. "Suspense Magazine"" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Felix Francis studied Physics and Electronics at London University and then spent seventeen years teaching Advanced-Level Physics. The younger son of crime writer and Naional Hunt jockey Dick Francis, Felix assisted his father with both the research and writing of his novels in a father-and-son writing partnership. Since Dick's death, Felix has written ten successful novels, the latest being Front Runner.
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Felix’s latest racing mystery sees the welcome return of Jeff Hinkley, investigator for the British Horseracing Authority. But this time readers, and Hinkley, get to explore a different racing scene, as he’s seconded to the United States to ferret out a mole in the federal anti-corruption in sports agency (FACSA). But then a bust goes bad, a man’s left dead, and three favorites for the Kentucky Derby are scratched on the morning of the race due to a rare sickness.
With plenty of suspicion swirling, and not knowing who he can trust among the federal agents he's meant to be working with, Hinkley returns to his undercover roots as a groom at Belmont Park.
Triple Crown is an engaging thriller that bursts out of the gate and maintains a good pace throughout. Francis pulls back the curtain on American horse racing, giving readers a peek into what goes into getting a thoroughbred ready for the starting gate, as well as the stark differences between racing, and law enforcement, either side of the Atlantic. There are occasional info-dumps, but the writing is so smooth and the early hook set well enough that they add flavor rather than reining in the story.
There really aren't enough crime novels set in the sports world, which can provide a diverse array of fascinating settings. I enjoyed this one, so I'll certainly be back for more from Felix Francis.
Shrug. Will I still read his next book?
After that, we'll see...
Such bitter and vicious comments about people in the USA.
Dick Francis, his Father, always wrote about kind and admirable
characters. Perhaps Mr. Francis has forgotten that the American
reader contributes to his income. I certainly won't be one of them.