Dick Frances mixes the wholesale gem business with horse racing in a fast-paced mystery with twists and turns. From the book cover: "As Derek Franklin, an injured steeplechase jockey, nears the end of his career, he is thrust into trouble and mayhem by the accidental death of his older brother, Greville. 'I inherited my brother's desk, his business, his gadgets, his enemies, his horses and his mistress,' Derek says. 'I inherited my brother's life, and it nearly killed me.'" A great read!
Death, muggings, a terrible car crash, the late brother's mistress, the gem trade, missing diamonds, as well as a day or two at the races; the intrigue goes on and on. An exciting, neatly written tale with believable, stimulating dialogue and lots of handy little gadgets. Mamalinde is going back to make sure she hasn't missed any of Mr. Francis' lovely books!
I'm a huge Dick Francis fan, so I really liked this book, I fact I read it twice!! ..."I inherited my brother's life, inherited his desk, his business, his enemies, his horses and his mistress. I inherited my brother's life, and it nearly killed me."