Charles Todd is an artist who must figure out a masterpiece of murder and thereby clear his cousin's name. Todd finds himself involved in a dangerous manhunt for a brilliant and elusive killer.
A successful painter who loves going to the track finds himself in the biggest race of his life as he works to clear his cousin's name-and trap a ruthless killer before the killer traps him.
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Charles Todd is an English artist, well-known for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses. But what he sees at his brother's he cannot capture on canvas. His sister-in-law has been murdered, and his brother is the prime suspect. Todd sudenly finds himself in a dangerous manhunt as he searches for an elusive killer who paints his own picture of mayhem
Dick Frances has a very believable way with dialog & the main character in this book is someone I would like to know. It's from the viewpoint of art so some info about painting helps solve the crime, but the real interest comes from the involved crime & solution.
Artist Charles Todd finds his cousin's home burglarized and his cousin's wife dead. He wants to help the shattered husband but his intentions take a beating in a globe-spanning manhunt.
Another excellent Dick Francis book, this time involving art theft and forgery.
This book was very hard to put down. Dick Francis is such a master at creating and developing his characters, and the mystery and suspence are captivating. I've loved every one of his books, and each one I read, I think is the best so far, until I read the next one, and then I think that's the best one. I'm tempted to keep all of his books and read them again, but my grandmother taught me that it is better to share.
Brilliant, as always with Dick Francis. Mesmerizing from the very first sentence: "I stood on the outside of disaster, looking in." How can you NOT keep reading after that?
The next sentence is even better, and gets you hooked....
i love any dick francis book! i also need to get on the job and by some credits so i can fill out my collection. i once had them all and we moved and books r so heavy decided not to take them w/me. boo hoo. wish i hadn't done that cuz now i'm buying them all again.