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10 Lb. Penalty

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1997

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001445

ISBN: 0399143025

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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10 Lb. Penalty

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $6.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1997

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005486

ISBN: 0399143025

Condition: 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 fathe... View more info

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Blood Sport

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $3.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1975

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 001298

ISBN: 0671452797

Condition: 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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Bolt

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $3.35

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Crest: 1988

Seller ID: 000717

ISBN: 0449212394

Condition: 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 him... View more info

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Bolt

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $3.45

Publisher: London, UK, Pan Books: 1988

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001248

ISBN: 0330301381

Condition: 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 himsel... View more info

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Bolt

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $7.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1987

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001439

ISBN: 0399132260

Condition: 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-mar... View more info

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Bolt

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $8.25

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1987

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001546

ISBN: 0399132260

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Bolt

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005480

ISBN: 0399132260

Condition: 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, a... View more info

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Come to Grief

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1995

Seller ID: 001436

ISBN: 0399140824

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Come to Grief

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1995

Seller ID: 005484

ISBN: 0399140824

Condition: 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 tria... View more info

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Comeback

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1991

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 001437

ISBN: 0399136703

Condition: 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."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Comeback

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001547

ISBN: 0399136703

Condition: 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."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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Dead Cert

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $2.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Pocket Books: 1975

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 001556

ISBN: 0671422782

Condition: 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 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Decider

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 005478

ISBN: 0399138714

Condition: 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 a... View more info

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Decider

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1993

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 006708

ISBN: 0399138714

Condition: 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 attra... View more info

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Driving Force

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $6.95

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001440

ISBN: 0399137769

Condition: 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... View more info

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Driving Force

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, NY, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001550

ISBN: 0399137769

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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... View more info

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Field of Thirteen

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1998

Edition: Large Print Edition

Seller ID: 007308

ISBN: 073940119X

Condition: 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 knott... View more info

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Forfeit

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Fawcett Crest: 1987

Seller ID: 001554

ISBN: 0449212726

Condition: 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 tha... View more info

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Hot Money

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $7.70

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Son's: 1988

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 004869

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Spine a bit slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little rubbing, name marked out on front paste down. Jacket shows some edge wear, a little chipping at top of spine along with a couple small tears, spine is sunned. Overall, a nice copy. "With his five ex-wives and the nine children between them, it's no great surprise that spectacularly wealthy gold trader Malcolm Pembroke should preside over a motley clan in constant conflict with one another. But when violent death strikes the least likable of his former spouses, Malcolm himself feels threatened, and he calls on his most... View more info