Dick Francis's Bloodline

Dick Francis's Bloodline

Book - 2012
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"When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an argument--and it's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel; or so it seems. Devastated and guilty over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. What had led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all? "-- Provided by publisher.
"A Dick Francis novel from the author of Dick Francis's GAMBLE"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012
ISBN: 9780399160806
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Francis 2012
Characteristics: 354 p. 24 cm
Alternative Title: Bloodline


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mlnorris1 Mar 20, 2017

I haven't read a Dick Francis book in awhile, but this one by son Felix was reminiscent of the ones I've read in year's past. An enjoyable read with the familiarity of the horse racing world.

Aug 26, 2016

This is an OK book by son Felix riding on the shoulders of a series of wonderful books by father Dick Francis. Some scenes seem to have been recycled out of older books - and overall, it's not up to the standards that a "Dick Francis Novel" should be.

Jan 20, 2014

The character development - not to mention overall length - is thin compared to his dad's books. The romantic interest is cartoonish.

Mar 28, 2013

how can I place a hold on this one? long lineup, to be sure, but would like to be in it????

jkn14x Dec 14, 2012

I've read all the Dick Francis novels, and I think the hero is always a decent man who goes up against great odds and wins due to his courage and intelligence. When there is a romantic interest, it may take place without marriage, but not with one of them being married to someone else. Dick Francis usually reserved adulterous behavior for the villains. Seems like his son doesn't have the same standards.


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