Dick Francis was a famous British steeple chase jockey and author of crime novels. This internationally acclaimed writer had published numerous novels in his lifetime which resonated well with horse riding lovers all over the world. He had a penchant for weaving intriguing stories which revolved around crime that took place among horse riding communities. Every book had a central character who was narrating the story which enables writers to see life through his eyes. Over forty of his crime books had topped different international booklists due to his exceptional story telling abilities.
Dick Francis thrillers 'were ghost written by wife' | The Independent
Dick Francis, whose notable but blighted career as a champion steeplechase jockey for the British royal family was eclipsed by a second, more brilliant career as a popular thriller writer, died on Sunday in the Cayman Islands, where he had a home. He was The death was announced by a family spokeswoman. The author of more than 40 novels, most of them set in the world of thoroughbred horse racing, Mr. Francis made it a point of honor to satisfy fans with one book a year for most of his career. His works have been translated into languages around the world. One of the most honored of genre authors, Mr.
Dick Francis obituary
It is a teeming fictional landscape of doping, bungs, intrigue and betting scams, and it has been faithfully recorded for almost 40 years. But now, it seems, the racing world of Dick Francis has one more secret to yield - much of the work on his best-selling novels was actually done by his wife, Mary. The extraordinary claim is made in a new biography of the Queen Mother's jockey-turned-favourite author and will send a ripple of astonishment, and not a little amusement, through the real world of racing.
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