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Hot Money
Hot Money
Author: Dick Francis
ISBN-13: 9780449212400
ISBN-10: 0449212408
Publication Date: 1/30/1989
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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mahbaar avatar reviewed Hot Money on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
I love Dick Francis, but this one is not one of his best. But often, him on a bad day is better than some others on their best days!
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Helpful Score: 1
A very involved plot. Interesting to the end. A longer book that many of his others, which suits me fine. He weaves horse racing, money, family & greed.
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I have enjoyed every Dick Francis novel I have ever read--and that was all that I could get my hands on. You learn something from an expert about the world of horse racing when you read Francis, and I personally find it very satisfying that he always makes right win in the end.
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Every time I read one of Dick Francis' books, I think to myself, "This is the best one yet." And then I read the next one, and have the same thought. The same is true of this story. I was kept in suspence as to "who did it" right up to the end, and enjoyed the characters as I read along.
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One of his best.Someone is trying to kill Pembroke--he has 5 ex-wives and nine children-and he is rich
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An entertaining mystery by a master of the drama.
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From Library Journal
Amateur jockey Ian Pembroke is the narrator and principal mover in this engaging effort from the veteran British author. Summoned by his fabulously wealthy father, Malcolm, after a three-year estrangement, Ian attempts to discover who murdered Malcolm's money-grubbing fifth wife and who wants Malcolm dead as well. Suspects include the man's three surviving ex-wives, variously vicious or vindictive, and eight children, arrayed in darkening shades of nasty. Hidden gold, house bombs, expensive racehorses, and foreign venues spice up the familial infighting. A best bet. Literary Guild dual main selection; Mystery Guild featured alternate. REK
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.--
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One of my favorite British mystery authors.
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Gold dealer Malcolm Pembroke has 5 ex-wives and 9 children and they all want his money. When violent death strikes one of them he asks his most capable son Ian, the family jockey, to protect him. Excellent reading, fast-paced and a delight.
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This book is an excellent one by Francis. It's about a horse trainer with a very rich dad, who's in trouble. They travel all over, and there is never a dull moment in the book. It keeps you engrossed.
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About horseracing, jockeys, a man with many spouses,and a critical cle in the darkly buried Pembroke past, simmering with the greed, hate, and vengefulness that could motivate blood to strike against blood. Informative about racecourses, and a great murder mystery
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All about how greed, hate, envy and lots of 'daddy's money' affect a large extended family .. not to mention murder....