Dick Francis Reflex (Oxford Bookworms)

ISBN 13: 9780194216593

Reflex (Oxford Bookworms)

4,05 valoración promedio
( 4.649 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780194216593: Reflex (Oxford Bookworms)

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers. Jockey and amateur photographer Philip Nore knows all too well how it feels to take a tumble from a horse. He also knows what it's like to feel the wrath of furious owners and trainers. You can't always be a winner. George Millace hated winners. As a photographer he specialized in taking pictures that exposed the failings of riders. But now he's dead - and no one seems very sorry. But when Millace's home is broken into during his funeral and Nore finds himself helping clear up, he finds something unexpected. Millace had other pictures - ones people will go to desperate lengths to possess. Now he must find out who wants them - and fast. Because if George Millace's death was no accident then his killers are getting closer... Praise for Dick Francis: 'As a jockey, Dick Francis was unbeatable when he got into his stride. The same is true of his crime writing' Daily Mirror 'Dick Francis's fiction has a secret ingredient - his inimitable knack of grabbing the reader's attention on page one and holding it tight until the very end' Sunday Telegraph 'The narrative is brisk and gripping and the background researched with care . . . the entire story is a pleasure to relish' Scotsman 'Francis writing at his best' Evening Standard 'A regular winner . . . as smooth, swift and lean as ever' Sunday Express 'A super chiller and killer' New York Times Book Review Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

From the Inside Flap:

"As rousing and straightforward as a stretch drive to the wire."
NEWSWEEK
Dick Francis is no ordinary mystery writer, and jockey Philip Nore is no ordinary hero. When Nore begins to suspect that a track photographer's fatal accident was really murder, he sets out to discover the truth and to trap the killer. Slowly, he unravels some nasty secrets of corruption, blackmail and murder--and unwittingly sets himself up as the killer's next target.
"A burst with action."
THE LOST ANGELES TIMES
From the Paperback edition.

About the Author:

Dick Francis was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, most famously on Devon Loch in the 1956 Grand National. On his retirement from the saddle, he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. During his lifetime Dick Francis received many awards, amongst them the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger for his outstanding contribution to the genre, and three 'best novel' Edgar Allan Poe awards from The Mystery Writers of America. In 1996 he was named by them as Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2000. Dick Francis died in February 2010, at the age of eighty-nine, but he remains one of the greatest thriller writers of all time.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar usado Ver libro

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,59
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Dick Francis
Editorial: Oxford University Press 16/05/1991 (1991)
ISBN 10: 0194216594 ISBN 13: 9780194216593
Usado Cantidad: 1
Librería
Bahamut Media
(Reading, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Oxford University Press 16/05/1991, 1991. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 6545-9780194216593

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar usado
EUR 3,23
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,59
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Dick Francis
Editorial: -
ISBN 10: 0194216594 ISBN 13: 9780194216593
Usado Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción -. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reflex (Oxford Bookworms) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9780194216593

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar usado
EUR 3,68
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,59
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Francis, Dick
ISBN 10: 0194216594 ISBN 13: 9780194216593
Usado Cantidad: 1
Librería
medimops
(Berlin, Alemania)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: very good. 100 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M00194216594-V

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar usado
EUR 2,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,00
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Francis, Dick
ISBN 10: 0194216594 ISBN 13: 9780194216593
Usado Cantidad: 1
Librería
medimops
(Berlin, Alemania)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: good. 100 Gramm. Nº de ref. de la librería M00194216594-G

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar usado
EUR 2,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,00
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío