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Francis, Dick

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Dick Francis' first book was an autobiography, Sport of Queens, published in 1957, detailing his career as a jockey. Since then, of course, he's had an extraordinary second career as a novelist, winning both a Poe and Gold Dagger Award.

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maggie hallman - 05:46am Apr 20, 2001 PST(#70 of 82)

my dad was looking for another author similar to dick francis because he has finished all of the books that have been published by dick francis and he loves to read, do you have any suggestions?

rua atha - 10:35am Apr 30, 2001 PST(#71 of 82)

they're not about horses, but i also like books by Lawrence Block, Stuart Woods, and Carl Hiassin

Tim Johnson - 08:13pm May 1, 2001 PST(#72 of 82)

maggie hallman, why not try the what or who to read section on this website, or there are options at and barnes&noble that say people who bought(in this case Dick Francis)also bought....... Enter some of your existing Dick Francis titles and see how this works. Hope it helps

Carol Schanzmeyer - 12:20pm Aug 20, 2001 PST(#73 of 82)

I just finished reading my first Dick Francis novel, Shattered, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

However, I have a couple of questions. (1) What is ex-directory? Never heard of it here in the U.S. (2) Is the Cretan Sunrise necklace real? I'd like to see a picture of it, if so.


Rik Shepherd - 01:34pm Aug 20, 2001 PST(#74 of 82)
Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise (Margaret Atwood)

Carol -

Ex-directory just means your phone number isn't listed in the phonebook or available via directory inquiries, because you've paid to have it kept secret.

J R Daniel - 05:48pm Oct 9, 2001 PST(#75 of 82)

Has Dick Francis written a new book since Shattered? cannot find any info since that one...usually a new one comes out in OCtober...Thanks...

June-Marie Avery - 09:18pm Oct 9, 2001 PST(#76 of 82)

JR - I've checked everywhere -- gone to the Putnam site and to without finding anything out about a new book. I usually "give it to myself for my birthday" in October every year, but haven't been able to find out anything about a new book.

Nancy K. Jentsch - 05:50am Oct 13, 2001 PST(#77 of 82)

Dick Fancis has "retired." His wife died last September, and her assistance and research were a big part of his books. I had a letter from him recently and he said he planned to write no more books. A pity!

T Johnson - 04:21pm Oct 18, 2001 PST(#78 of 82)

Nancy K. Figured such was the case with Mr. Francis. However for those of us just finding his books, it is even now a beginning. There will always be someone reading a Francis book for the first time. Ive posted the following opinion in other areas, that while his novels have the "indiscretions" of mysteries, they always seem to be handled in a "discreet" way. Should you speak to him, wish him well, I look forward to a long association with his work.

Keith Butler - 06:26pm Dec 24, 2001 PST(#79 of 82)

It is truly unfortunate if DF does not write another book. I would be given his new novel each Christmas and it was always the most appreciated present. I believe I understand why he will no longer write but maybe we could try to dissaude him from retirement? I would also like to wish him well.

Matt Condon - 10:19am Jan 10, 2002 PST(#80 of 82)

I would also receive the latest Francis' mystery each Christmas, and it was sorely missed this year. Mr. Francis has my deepest sympathy and I thank him for his and his wife's great work over the years! Cheers and best wishes.

Debbie Moody - 07:24pm Jan 24, 2002 PST(#81 of 82)

I always got the new book for Christmas and I really missed it this year. I would like to extend my sympathy to Mr. Francis and also wish that he would reconsider and write more books as no-one writes like he does.

Sean Everton - 04:12pm Aug 22, 2002 PST(#82 of 82)

I hope Mr. Francis reconsiders his retirement as well. I've read all of his books, and have started reading them again, but I would surely like to see a new one hit the shelves in the future.


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