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  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916929
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $26.00

Twice Shy



Physics teacher (and crack shot) Jonathan Derry is given some tapes to look after by a friend. They're not your usual tapes: they hold a computer program which functions as a bookie-breaking betting system.

Physics teacher (and crack shot) Jonathan Derry is given some tapes to look after by a friend. They're not your usual tapes: they hold a computer program which functions as a bookie-breaking betting system.

When Jonathan's friend is then killed in a suspicious explosion and two thugs turn up at his house waving guns and demanding the tapes, Jonathan realises that he's been handed a whole lot of trouble.

Jonathan knows he won't be left alone unless he gives them what they want. However, he decides to play his own game. After all, he's a crack shot. He can look after himself - can't he? A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. 'At his best, Francis can make you feel the hot breath of horses on the back of your neck.'  Sunday Express

  • Published: 27 August 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405916929
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • 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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