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10 Lb. Penalty, Francis, Dick
1 Francis, Dick 10 Lb. Penalty
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1997 0399143025 / 9780399143021 Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 


Tight, clean copy.

"At eighteen, easygoing Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride as an amateur jockey in steeplechase races. His father, George, driven toward a life of public service and politics, asks his only son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's growing reputation and burgeoning political career. Ben agrees lightheartedly, unaware of what lies ahead. Five years later, after graduating from university and experiencing the working world, Ben has abandoned his dream of life on the racecourse, and enters the political arena as his father's staunchest ally and most trusted confidant. Despite his allegiance to the promise he made to his father, Ben finds himself targeted in a vicious attack mounted by George's increasingly violent enemies. Through the son, the father is to be discredited and destroyed. As George Juliard makes his drive toward the prime ministership, Ben is plunged into a frightening morass of lies and treachery. In practice, a 10 lb. Penalty is the maximum extra weight a winning thoroughbred is normally set to carry in a horse race. A 10 lb. Penalty can be a killer.; 7" - 9" Tall
001445 
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10 Lb. Penalty, Francis, Dick
2 Francis, Dick 10 Lb. Penalty
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1997 0399143025 / 9780399143021 First American Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 


Slight spine slant, corners bumped except top front corner which looks chewed down to the cardboard, also a small tear at top of spine, binding fairly tight. Jacket naturally has 3/4" chip gone from the same corner plus a little chipping at top of spine, otherwise slight edge wear.

"At eighteen, easygoing Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride as an amateur jockey in steeplechase races. His father, George, driven toward a life of public service and politics, asks his only son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's growing reputation and burgeoning political career. Ben agrees lightheartedly, unaware of what lies ahead. Five years later, after graduating from university and experiencing the working world, Ben has abandoned his dream of life on the racecourse, and enters the political arena as his father's staunchest ally and most trusted confidant. Despite his allegiance to the promise he made to his father, Ben finds himself targeted in a vicious attack mounted by George's increasingly violent enemies. Through the son, the father is to be discredited and destroyed. As George Juliard makes his drive toward the prime ministership, Ben is plunged into a frightening morass of lies and treachery. In practice, a 10 lb. Penalty is the maximum extra weight a winning thoroughbred is normally set to carry in a horse race. A 10 lb. Penalty can be a killer.; 7" - 9" Tall
005486 
Price: 6.75 USD

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Blood Sport, Francis, Dick
3 Francis, Dick Blood Sport
New York, NY Pocket Books 1975 0671452797 / 9780671452797 Fifth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine/covers somewhat creased. Spine a bit scuffed/chipped. Slightly shelf-cocked, some shelf wear.

"It wasn't by accident that this particular kidnapping became agent Gent Hawkins' business. He thought it was attempted murder.
From London to New York, Vegas to California, Hawkins tracked his prey, in a game viciously played to the hilt with hundreds of thousands of dollars to the winner.
And Hawkins himself was tracked. By enemies he didn't know -- and didn't even see -- until he got too close."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
000875 
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Blood Sport, Francis, Dick
4 Francis, Dick Blood Sport
New York, NY Pocket Books 1975 0671452797 / 9780671452797 Sixth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine/covers somewhat creased, shelf-cocked, corners bumped. 1 1/2" tear to front cover along top of hinge.

"It wasn't by accident that this particular kidnapping became agent Gent Hawkins' business. He thought it was attempted murder.
From London to New York, Vegas to California, Hawkins tracked his prey, in a game viciously played to the hilt with hundreds of thousands of dollars to the winner.
And Hawkins himself was tracked. By enemies he didn't know -- and didn't even see -- until he got too close."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
001298 
Price: 3.75 USD

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Bolt, Francis, Dick
5 Francis, Dick Bolt
New York Fawcett Crest 1988 0449212394 / 9780449212394 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine is somewhat creased, corners bumped, slightly shelf-cocked.

"In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: someone is shooting horses with a weapon fiendishly called a 'humane killer.' Kit must stop the murdering madness, and everyone in his upper-crust circle becomes a suspect -- the princely rival who's trying to woo his woman, the personal enemy bent on ruining Kit's family, the black-market arms dealer whose plans could imperil the globe. Such dire situations c.all for drastic measures that a civilized man like Kit must steel himself to use. . ."; 5" - 6" Tall
000717 
Price: 3.35 USD

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Bolt, Francis, Dick
6 Francis, Dick Bolt
London, UK Pan Books 1988 0330301381 / 9780330301381 Second Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good+ 


Spine very slightly creased. Corners bumped, slight darkening.

"In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: someone is shooting horses with a weapon fiendishly called a 'humane killer.' Kit must stop the murdering madness, and everyone in his upper-crust circle becomes a suspect -- the princely rival who's trying to woo his woman, the personal enemy bent on ruining Kit's family, the black-market arms dealer whose plans could imperil the globe. Such dire situations c.all for drastic measures that a civilized man like Kit must steel himself to use. . ."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
001248 
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Bolt, Francis, Dick
7 Francis, Dick Bolt
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1987 0399132260 / 9780399132261 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 


Spine is somewhat shaken, shelf-cocked, corners bumped. jacket shows some edge wear, chipping, and a couple small (1/2") tears along the top.

Sequel to "Break In", featuring jockey Kit Fielding.
"In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: someone is shooting horses with a weapon fiendishly called a 'humane killer.' Kit must stop the murdering madness, and everyone in his upper-crust circle becomes a suspect -- the princely rival who's trying to woo his woman, the personal enemy bent on ruining Kit's family, the black-market arms dealer whose plans could imperil the globe. Such dire situations c.all for drastic measures that a civilized man like Kit must steel himself to use. . ."; 7" - 9" Tall
001439 
Price: 7.75 USD

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Bolt, Francis, Dick
8 Francis, Dick Bolt
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1987 0399132260 / 9780399132261 Second Printing Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 


Spine is somewhat shaken, shelf-cocked, corners bumped. jacket shows some edge wear and a couple small tears at top and bottom of spine.

Sequel to "Break In", featuring jockey Kit Fielding.
"In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: someone is shooting horses with a weapon fiendishly called a 'humane killer.' Kit must stop the murdering madness, and everyone in his upper-crust circle becomes a suspect -- the princely rival who's trying to woo his woman, the personal enemy bent on ruining Kit's family, the black-market arms dealer whose plans could imperil the globe. Such dire situations c.all for drastic measures that a civilized man like Kit must steel himself to use. . ."; 7" - 9" Tall
001546 
Price: 8.25 USD

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Bolt, Francis, Dick
9 Francis, Dick Bolt
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1987 0399132260 / 9780399132261 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 


Spine a bit slanted, backstrip curved in slightly, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little foxing to leading and bottom edges (not affecting text), binding tight. Jacket has minor edge wear especially at top of spine, a little rubbing and soiling, a bit of creasing along bottom and top edges. An attractive copy.

Sequel to "Break In", featuring jockey Kit Fielding.
"In Kit Fielding's breakneck world of steeplechase racing, the ultimate catastrophe strikes: someone is shooting horses with a weapon fiendishly called a 'humane killer.' Kit must stop the murdering madness, and everyone in his upper-crust circle becomes a suspect -- the princely rival who's trying to woo his woman, the personal enemy bent on ruining Kit's family, the black-market arms dealer whose plans could imperil the globe. Such dire situations c.all for drastic measures that a civilized man like Kit must steel himself to use. . ."; 7" - 9" Tall
005480 
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Come to Grief, Francis, Dick
10 Francis, Dick Come to Grief
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1995 0399140824 / 9780399140822 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Jacket shows slight edge wear.

"Still in his mid-thirties, Sid Halley remains troubled, courageous, unwilling to admit defeat to disabling injury or corruption. Now, though, Sid faces nineties dilemmas and hazards even more serious than those he once faced in horse racing, the passion that cost him his hand, and "the only sport so dangerous that ambulances follow the athletes from start to finish." "I had this friend that everyone loved," Halley says, "and I put him on trial. . . . I grieved for the loss of a friendship, for a man who still looked the same but was different, alien. . . despicable. I could much more easily have grieved for him dead." Having exposed an adores racing figure as a monster, Sid must testify at the man's trial. But the morning of his appearance, a tragic suicide shatters the proceedings and jars Halley's conscience. Plagued by regret and the suspicion that there's more to the death than has yet come to light, he is catapulted into days of hard, rational investigation, heart-searching torments, and the gravest of perils. Business as usual for Sid."; 7" - 9" Tall
001436 
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Come to Grief, Francis, Dick
11 Francis, Dick Come to Grief
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1995 0399140824 / 9780399140822 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Slight spine slant, slight edge wear, binding tight. Jacket shows slight edge wear and rubbing. A bright, attractive copy.

"Still in his mid-thirties, Sid Halley remains troubled, courageous, unwilling to admit defeat to disabling injury or corruption. Now, though, Sid faces nineties dilemmas and hazards even more serious than those he once faced in horse racing, the passion that cost him his hand, and "the only sport so dangerous that ambulances follow the athletes from start to finish." "I had this friend that everyone loved," Halley says, "and I put him on trial. . . . I grieved for the loss of a friendship, for a man who still looked the same but was different, alien. . . despicable. I could much more easily have grieved for him dead." Having exposed an adores racing figure as a monster, Sid must testify at the man's trial. But the morning of his appearance, a tragic suicide shatters the proceedings and jars Halley's conscience. Plagued by regret and the suspicion that there's more to the death than has yet come to light, he is catapulted into days of hard, rational investigation, heart-searching torments, and the gravest of perils. Business as usual for Sid."; 7" - 9" Tall
005484 
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Comeback, Francis, Dick
12 Francis, Dick Comeback
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1991 0399136703 / 9780399136702 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 


Corners slightly bumped, boards bowed out a bit.

"The sudden death of a string of valuable racehorses during or after surgery was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But a chance encounter leads Peter Darwin, a British Foreign Service officer newly posted back to England, to an involvement with the problems of a Gloucestershire vet who has lost several race horses."; 7" - 9" Tall
001437 
Price: 6.95 USD

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Comeback, Francis, Dick
13 Francis, Dick Comeback
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1991 0399136703 / 9780399136702 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


Slightly shelf-cocked, corners bumped, a few pages bumped as well. Jacket shows slight edge wear.

"The sudden death of a string of valuable racehorses during or after surgery was a mystery the police couldn't solve. But a chance encounter leads Peter Darwin, a British Foreign Service officer newly posted back to England, to an involvement with the problems of a Gloucestershire vet who has lost several race horses."; 7" - 9" Tall
001547 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Dead Cert, Francis, Dick
14 Francis, Dick Dead Cert
New York, NY Pocket Books 1975 0671422782 / 9780671422783 Fourth Printing Mass Market Paperback Good 


Spine/covers somewhat creased, corners bumped, edge wear all around, foxing.

"In this chilling novel of vice and vengeance, a man suspects that his best friend was murdered-and joins a manhunt in which he himself is the quarry."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
001556 
Price: 2.95 USD

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Decider, Francis, Dick
15 Francis, Dick Decider
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1993 0399138714 / 9780399138713 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 


Spine slanted, corners slightly bumped, slight edge wear, binding tight. Jacket shows some rubbing and a little edge wear. A bright, attractive copy.

"Free choice? According to architect, engineer, and jobbing builder Lee Morris, there's no such thing. Choice is preordained by personality, of that the young entrepreneur is sure. Then he becomes involved with Stratton Park racecourse, which faces ruin at the hands of the combative clan that wholly owns it. Connected with but not related to any of the family's warring factions, he nonetheless is drawn into the fray - reluctant, yet attracted by compulsions he does not fully comprehend. But when the infighting turns violent, Lee finds he is a major player in a supremely dangerous game, With multimillions on the line and menace edging closer, he wrestles with the most critical decision of his life. One path leads to safety, the other to disaster, even death. Which is which? And does he really have a choice at all?"; 7" - 9" Tall
005478 
Price: 8.00 USD

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Decider, Francis, Dick
16 Francis, Dick Decider
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1993 0399138714 / 9780399138713 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 


Spine slightly slanted, PO name inside, binding tight. Jacket shows some rubbing, a little edge wear, and a tiny tear. A bright, attractive copy.

"Free choice? According to architect, engineer, and jobbing builder Lee Morris, there's no such thing. Choice is preordained by personality, of that the young entrepreneur is sure. Then he becomes involved with Stratton Park racecourse, which faces ruin at the hands of the combative clan that wholly owns it. Connected with but not related to any of the family's warring factions, he nonetheless is drawn into the fray - reluctant, yet attracted by compulsions he does not fully comprehend. But when the infighting turns violent, Lee finds he is a major player in a supremely dangerous game, With multimillions on the line and menace edging closer, he wrestles with the most critical decision of his life. One path leads to safety, the other to disaster, even death. Which is which? And does he really have a choice at all?"; 7" - 9" Tall
006708 
Price: 10.95 USD

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Driving Force, Francis, Dick
17 Francis, Dick Driving Force
New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Son's 1992 0399137769 / 9780399137761 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Slight edge wear. Clean, tight copy.

"Young ex-jockey Freddie Croft owns a profitable fleet of horse vans that convey runners to the course. A man who has few illusions about racing's smarmier aspects, Freddie is a stickler for security. But even he is startled by the violence that erupts when a hard, fast rule is broken: Never pick up a hitchhiker. In what will be the first of many ironies, the passenger-not the driver-turns up dead. And if one corpse is bad for business, what happens next could well be fatal: Freddie is swept unknowingly into the vortex of a malign conspiracy in which appearances deceive and the cost of being duped is murderously high. Tilting at the shifting shadows cast by his elusive adversaries, he must summon up extraordinary guile and courage to protect his enterprise-and save his life."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
001440 
Price: 6.95 USD

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Driving Force, Francis, Dick
18 Francis, Dick Driving Force
New York, NY G.P. Putnam's Son's 1992 0399137769 / 9780399137761 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 

Signed by Author
Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket has slight edge wear/rubbing. Clean, tight copy. Signed by author on ffep.

"Young ex-jockey Freddie Croft owns a profitable fleet of horse vans that convey runners to the course. A man who has few illusions about racing's smarmier aspects, Freddie is a stickler for security. But even he is startled by the violence that erupts when a hard, fast rule is broken: Never pick up a hitchhiker. In what will be the first of many ironies, the passenger-not the driver-turns up dead. And if one corpse is bad for business, what happens next could well be fatal: Freddie is swept unknowingly into the vortex of a malign conspiracy in which appearances deceive and the cost of being duped is murderously high. Tilting at the shifting shadows cast by his elusive adversaries, he must summon up extraordinary guile and courage to protect his enterprise-and save his life."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author
001550 
Price: 18.00 USD

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Field of Thirteen, Francis, Dick
19 Francis, Dick Field of Thirteen
New York G.P. Putnam's Son's 1998 073940119X / 9780739401194 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 


Corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and rubbing, small edge tears at top of spine. A nice copy of the Doubleday Direct Large Print Edition.

"In this superbly crafted collection of short stories-many of them new and never before published-the settings range from a spring race meeting at Cheltenham, England, where a middle-aged owner falls hopelessly in love with her jockey, to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where demon drink and wilting willpower take their toll. Dick Francis's fans have a wonderful treat in store: thirteen tightly knotted plots to marvel at, thirteen sets of classic characters to admire, thirteen stings in the tail to gasp over."; 7" - 9" Tall
007308 
Price: 9.75 USD

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Forfeit, Francis, Dick
20 Francis, Dick Forfeit
New York, NY Fawcett Crest 1987 0449212726 / 9780449212721 Mass Market Paperback Good+ 


Spine somewhat creased, shelf-cocked, corners bumped. Slight foxing.

"James Tyrone, a racing reporter for a London scandal sheet, knew that fellow writer Bert Chekov was a drunk, but he always thought he was an honest one. But when Bert suddenly died in an "accidental" fall from a window, Tyrone suspected the clues to his death might be found in some suspicious columns he'd written touting can't-lose horses-who mysteriously failed to show up on race day. In between trips to cover the next big race and secret rendezvous with his sensual new mistress, Tyrone knew he'd prove that Chekov had been murdered. But he didn't know the terrifying risk involved in proving it."; 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
001554 
Price: 4.95 USD

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