Hot Money Author:Dick Francis When you are saddled with relatives like those of jockey Ian Pembroke, you've got cause for concern. For starters, there's Ian's father Malcolm, a gold arbitrageur with a Midas touch in everything but wives (he's had 5). Then there are the ex-wives themselves: Ian's grudge-bearing mother; a vicious pair called "the witches"; a fourth dead in in ... more »a tragic accident; and now the last and most detestable, a murder victim.
When, in the wake of her brutal death, Malcolm's own life is threatened, Ian assumes the dual role of bodyguard and sleuth Quickly he surmises the perpetrator must be eithr an ex-wife or one of their generally hapless, chronically greedy offspring. And what a bunch of step-siblings they are: a shiftless snob, an anorexic brat, an embittered henpecked husband, a belligerently bohemian poetess, among others. Every single one has a motive, few have an alibi, and none, frankly, seems above murdering for wealth.« less