WorldCat Identities

Francis, Dick

Overview
Works: 1,227 works in 6,105 publications in 8 languages and 204,458 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Biography  Suspense fiction  Adventure stories  History  Drama  Short stories, American  Detective and mystery stories, English  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6056.R27, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dick Francis
Under orders by Dick Francis ( Book )
49 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When three corpses turn up on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, including a jockey who had earlier in the day won the Triumph Hurdle, ex-jockey-turned-sleuth Sid Halley investigates a possible link to Lord Enstone's mysterious losing streak
Shattered by Dick Francis ( Book )
56 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a perilous search for a stolen videotape. Believeintg the missing tape to contain priceless information, and worngly convinced that Logan knows where to find it, a vicious group of villains sets out to extact from him the answers he doesn't have
Dead heat by Dick Francis ( Book )
49 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With his rising culinary career threatened by an episode of food poisoning at a private affair that he had catered, Max Moreton caters an exclusive luncheon at the Two Thousand Guineas horse race, a party devastated by a bomb blast that kills many of theguests
Second wind by Dick Francis ( Book )
60 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his fortieth novel, Francis introduces a decidedly unhorsey hero, BBC meteorologist Perry Stuart, who, with his best friend Kris, an amateur pilot, has long dreamed of flying through the eye of a hurricane. In an odd twist of fate, all the right circumstances fall into place: Hurricane Odin forms over the Caribbean; Perry and Kris have overlapping vacations; and Kris finds a wealthy Florida businessman willing to finance their adventure. As part of the deal, Kris secretly agrees to detour to tiny Trox Island and pick up a mysterious package. Unfortunately, Hurricane Odin has other plans for Perry and Kris, and their plane goes down in the storm-whipped seas. Ironically, Perry is cast ashore on Trox, which is deserted except for a herd of cows and a concrete bunker containing a safe full of strange-looking documents in assorted foreign languages. Rescued and back home in England, Perry finds himself the target of unknown assassins
To the hilt by Dick Francis ( Book )
59 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Al Kinloch, a young painter who lives in seclusion on a Scottish mountain is called to London to save his family from financial ruin. It happens after the director of the family brewery embezzles the funds. Far from being a babe in the woods, the painter does an excellent job
Silks by Dick Francis ( Book )
51 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geoffrey Mason is well known (as "Perry" Mason) among the pro riders, including Steve Mitchell and Scot Barlow--arguably the two top pros. So when Scot Barlow is murdered--with Mitchell's pitchfork nonetheless--Geoff finds himself pulled into the case as a junior barrister
Decider by Dick Francis ( Book )
52 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After becoming involved with the Stratton Park racecourse, Lee Morris, a young architect, engineer, and builder, finds himself reluctantly drawn into the deadly infighting among members of the clan that owns the facility
10 lb. penalty by Dick Francis ( Book )
56 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man in Britain gives up horse racing to help his millionaire father contest a seat in a parliamentary election. A tale of father-son friendship against the background of political skullduggery. By the author of To the Hilt
Driving force by Dick Francis ( Book )
56 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a hitchhiker picked up by one of his drivers is later found murdered, ex-jockey Freddie Croft, the owner of a profitable fleet of horse vans, is drawn into the mystery
Wild horses by Dick Francis ( Book )
59 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he lies on his deathbed, Valentine Clark harbors a secret he is desperate to be rid of. In his delirium he makes his last confession to Thomas Lyon, a visiting film maker shooting a movie on racing, whom he mistakes for a priest. Wild horses could not drag the secret from a priest, but in Lyon's case silence is merely an option, especially now that the secret has put his life in danger. By the author of Driving Force
The edge by Dick Francis ( Book )
91 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tor Kelsey, an undercover security operative for the British Jockey Club, is assigned to protect guests on "The Great Transcontinental Mystery Race Train," individuals whose safety is imperiled by real-life murder and mayhem
Come to grief by Dick Francis ( Book )
67 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The one-handed former jockey, Sid Halley, hunts for the man who mutilates ponies by amputating their hooves, and discovers the suspect is former jockey Ellis Quint. What's more, Quint has powerful interests on his side and they are out to get Halley. By the author of Whip Hand
Longshot by Dick Francis ( Book )
59 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hired to write the biography of a racehorse trainer, author John Kendall encounters more than he bargained for as he stumbles into a web of danger and death in rural England
The danger by Dick Francis ( Book )
78 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Alessia Cenci, a young champion jockey, is kidnapped in Bologna, agent Andrew Douglas is sent to secure her release. For Andrew, the bungling of the Italian police is only the first in a chain of catastrophic events he cannot control
Break in by Dick Francis ( Book )
60 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Successful steeplechase jockey Christmas "Kit" Fielding finds himself attacked, chased, kidnapped, and knifed when he comes to the aid of his twin sister Holly and her husband, Bobby Allardeck, star-crossed lovers
Even money by Dick Francis ( Book )
35 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ned Talbot, a bookmaker working the Royal Ascot, finds himself in a race to solve his father's stabbing--a race where coming in second could cost him more than even money--it could cost him his life
Straight by Dick Francis ( Book )
63 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of his brother Greville--an enigmatic figure with numerous enemies--bodes ill for Derek Franklin, who inherits numerous aspects of his life, including its dangers
Field of thirteen by Dick Francis ( Book )
53 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen stories on horse racing. In Blind Chance, a blind boy discovers a scheme by crooks to rig bets, while in Carrot for a Chestnut, life punishes a jockey who drugs his horse
Hot money by Dick Francis ( Book )
73 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Malcolm Pembroke has the gold, and five ex-wives and nine children. When his least likable ex-wife meets violent death, Malcolm begins to worry about his own neck. Malcolm calls on his son Ian to protect him from his nearest, if not always dearest, relatives. Ian comes up with the critical clue in the dark Pembroke past of greed, hate, lust and revenge
Bolt by Dick Francis ( Book )
55 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a number of horses are shot by someone using a weapon called a "humane killer," steeple chase jockey Kit Fielding vows to stop the killing
 
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Alternative Names
Francis, Dick
Francis, Dick 1920-
Francis, Dick 1920-2010
Francis, Richard Stanley
Francis Richard Stanley 1920-2010
Frānsīs, Dīk 1920-2010
Frānsiss, D. 1920-2010
Frānsiss, D. (Diks), 1920-2010
Frānsiss, Diks 1920-2010
Frėnsis, Dik
Frensis, Dik 1920-2010
Frensiss, Diks 1920-2010
Furanshisu, Dikku
Furanshisu, Dikku 1920-2010
Френсис, Дик 1920-2010
Фрэнсис, Дик
Фрэнсис, Дик 1920-2010
פרנסיס, דיק
פרנסיס, דיק 1920-2010
ديك فرنسيس، 1920-2010
フランシス, ディック
Languages
English (1,227)
Russian (14)
French (10)
Japanese (7)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
Arabic (1)
Hebrew (1)
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