another classic dick francis book. if you are looking for an author to devour... dick francis is your man
Very good read for Francis fans, and if he is new to you, read it anyway! I chose this due to a message on the board, now looking for more of his books! Clever, witty, and very entertaining!
if you like mystery AND horses his books are for you-this one set in Scotland
Another Dick Francis page turner!!!
One of my absolute FAVORITE books of ALL TIME!! The characters are unforgettable. The action keeps coming. And plenty of humor woven in throughout ....
Francis does what he does best, keeps you turning the pages to see what happens next.
You know how this is going to end before you start it, but its a great fun read anyway.
I've read many of Francis' stories. We're horse and racing fans, this is the only one of his books I could find. The rest I have loaned out.
From the back cover: "Black sheep of a prominent family, Alexander Kinloch is content to paint pictures and play the bagpipes in his ramshackle Scottish home. But the artist's life is interrupted by a savage, mysterious beating-and a sudden call from his near-bankrupt family, asking for his help. Now Alexander is trying to keep several family treasures from harm-including a steeplechaser called Golden Malt-and feeling a desperate need to brush up his skills in the art of detection..."
I couldn't put this book down. It had me in its grip from page 1. I thought I had read all of Dick Francis' books, but I realized he's written more that I've missed. I have enjoyed every single one of his books that I've read. Even though the subject matter is usually horses, and horses are not really something I'm interested in, every one of his stories is different and it's more about the characters (and the animals) then about racing. Plus the mystery - he's a master.I want to go back and re-read all the books by him that I've read before.