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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916899
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00
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Daniel Roke owns a stud farm in Australia. He's young, smart, hard-working and desperate for some excitement - all of which makes him the ideal candidate for the Earl of October, who has come visiting.

Daniel Roke owns a stud farm in Australia. He's young, smart, hard-working and desperate for some excitement - all of which makes him the ideal candidate for the Earl of October, who has come visiting.

The Earl is concerned about a horse-doping scandal, which is destroying English racing. He wants to pay Daniel to come back with him, pose as a highly corruptible stable lad and discover who is behind it.

Unfortunately, when Daniel agrees he doesn't realise how determined the criminals will be to prevent him living long enough to tell anyone . . .
A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.
'An absolute beauty.  As a thriller, For Kicks is a winner.' New York Times

  • Pub date: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916899
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Dick Francis

Dick Francis has written forty-one novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), his autobiography (The Sport of Queens) and the biography of Lester Piggott. He is justly acclaimed as one of the greatest thriller writers in the world.

He has received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and the Mystery Writers of America have given him three Edgar Allen Poe awards for the best novel of the year, and in 1996 made him a Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2000.

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