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Book Reviews of Slay Ride

Slay Ride
Slay Ride
Author: Dick Francis
ISBN-13: 9780449212714
ISBN-10: 0449212718
Publication Date: 4/12/1987
Pages: 267
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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6 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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Set in a Norwegian background, this is a very good Dick Francis, written in 1973.
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One of Dick Francis' earlier novels - same mixture of horse racing and murder mystery - very engaging, "real" feeling characters - fast-paced and exciting. This time, Francis' protagonist is a young but capable chief investigator for the British Jockey Club, who goes to Norway to solve the disappearance of a British jockey. A great read!
trekie70 avatar reviewed Slay Ride on + 291 more book reviews
Excellent mystery by Francis. Although I don't know much about horse racing, it was easy to pickup the lingo. I highly recommend this one.
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Good mystery, kept me guessing. Jockey disappears before a big race, leaving a pregnant wife. Inspector Cleveland is trying to find him. Mostly set in Norway.
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(From the back of the book)

Champion jockey Robert Sherman has disappeared right before he was to race in the National, which he was sure to winand right before his wife was to give birth.

A coincidence? Perhaps.

But British Investigator David Cleveland doesnt believe in coincidence he believes someone made Sherman disappear for a reason. Unfortunately, with every answer he gets, the body count rises. And if hes not careful, the next body just might be his own
LeahG avatar reviewed Slay Ride on + 311 more book reviews
I was really sad to reach the end of this book, it was so good. I love his characters and his books are so real, you feel like youre there in the story and rooting for the good guys.
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