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  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916752
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $26.00

Slay Ride



David Cleveland – an investigator for the Jockey Club – is sitting in a dinghy in a pleasant little fjord in Norway. He's here to help the Norwegians find out why Bob Sherman, a visiting English rider, has done a runner with the racehorse takings.

David Cleveland – an investigator for the Jockey Club – is sitting in a dinghy in a pleasant little fjord in Norway. He's here to help the Norwegians find out why Bob Sherman, a visiting English rider, has done a runner with the racehorse takings.

He thinks it'll be a straightforward job, and he'll get to spend some time with old friends.

But when the dinghy is hit by a speedboat and Cleveland almost drowns. He realizes that there is more to his case than some missing money – especially when a dead body turns up.

Now Cleveland knows the stakes are dangerously high. A sensible man would leave it to the police and go back home to England. Except, it turns out, that England isn't safe either . . .

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.

'Francis at his best.' Sporting Life

  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916752
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • 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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