WorldCat Identities

Francome, John

Overview
Works: 96 works in 483 publications in 4 languages and 10,303 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.R282, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Francome
Inside track by John Francome( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A champion jockey's life is in danger when he begins to remember what happened to him the night of a deadly car accident
Dead weight : a thriller by John Francome( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil Nicholas was one of horse racings winningest jockeys until a terrible accident robbed him of his nerve and confidence. When a good friend of Phil's is viciously attacked it seems that someone has a vendetta against Phil and he must find out why
Final breath by John Francome( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been over a year since Danny Clark's girlfriend Kirsty died in a horrific diving accident in the Caribbean. But now he's back on his feet, with a lot of help from Kirsty's best friend, Tara. Danny's godfather Adrian Spring, who runs a racing stable, isn't at all happy about this. He can't help wondering how much Tara knows about the secrets that died with Kirsty. Secrets he'd prefer stayed secret for ever
Deadly finish by John Francome( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Ascot, and life is good for young trainer, Simon Waterford. He has inherited his father's top class stable and is soon to marry his beautiful girlfriend. But half-Brazilian Mariana has a secret she must keep safe or wreck her chances for happiness
Storm rider by John Francome( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In life, horse-fancier and antiques dealer Glyn Cole caused a heap of trouble -- for his girlfriends, their jealous partners and his creditors. His two-year absence from the close-knit Berkshire horse community has been something of a relief. His disappearance has been a miracle for one individual in particular: the person who killed him. But now Glyn is back -- in bizarre circumstances. A record-breaking storm has ripped his corpse from its ingenious hiding place, thirty feet up in the air, concealed in a stand of dense conifers. How did he get up there and how did he die? Many have benefited from his absence -- but who is no longer sleeping so soundly at night? It seems that, even in death, bad boy Glyn is as much trouble as he ever was
Free fall by John Francome( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like all jockeys, Pat Vincent had ambitions to be champion, win big races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But at some stage a man must face facts and when Pat realises his career isn't going anywhere he devises a scam to help fulfil his dreams. The problem is, if he is found out he will be 'warned off' for life."
Dark Horse by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, a car crash left a girl dead and four friends from racing school with a dark secret. Since then they have gone their separate ways and have managed to put the memory of that day to the backs of their minds. But when a hit-and-run sparks off a chain of unstoppable events, and a journalist starts asking questions, these men know that the truth of that day is about to come to light. In the world of flat racing, everything rides on reputation and there are those who would do just about anything to save their own necks and keep a secret buried!
Blood stock by John Francome( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back hander by John Francome( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a fellow jockey is killed in a fall, Alan Morrell knows it should have been him, for he would have ridden the horse that day if he'd been able to make the weight. It's soon clear that something sinister has happened, and Alan is determined to get to the truth
Stalking horse by John Francome( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh Swallow, about to retire, has one last season to win the title of champion jockey. But he has a fan--a troubled, obsessed fan who will go to any lengths to prevent Josh's success
Lifeline by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike some of his fellow jockeys, Tony has never taken a bribe nor ridden a dishonest race. Star rider Freddy Montague has never stuck to the rules. For both men, the guarantees run out once Freddy's gravy train comes off the rails, turning the gravy into blood
Tip off by John Francome( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's every punter's dream to beat the bookmakers and Toby brown is doing it regularly. The son of a top trainer, Toiby has a telephone tipping service that is slowly bringing the old enemy to its knees
Safe bet by John Francome( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divorced jockey Mike Powell has lost a fortune buying and selling horses. When he is killed in a car crash his ex-brother-in-law discovers Mike's estate has been left to a stranger. Mike's shady past leaves a trail of mystery
Cover up by John Francome( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-jockey Rob Harding has a beautiful wife, a successful new career running a stud, and a winning stallion, Goldeneye. But when Ivana, a stable girl, is killed mucking out Goldeneye's stall, it looks as though Rob's luck is running out
False start by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Czech and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willow Star, a scrawny filly, brings Charlie Patterson and Nick Ryder great success in their first season of training together. When Charlie's step-father sells the horse, they find themselves embroiled in a mystery where they need to solve a murder in order to stay alive
Rough ride by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When amateur jockey Archie Best receives a surprise legacy from an old family friend, it comes with some unwelcome strings attached. The strange bequest points an accusing finger at a rich influential businessman. Archie sets out with his would-be girlfriend to uncover a deadly web of corruption
Eavesdropper by John Francome( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a senior steward is blackmailed and the body of an influential man is found in a horse box at Newbury, a cloud of corruption, suspicion and violence threatens to overwhelm the hunt season. James Thackeray found the body, and now it seems only a matter of time before the villains find him
Dead ringer by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Tredington ran away from home 14 years ago, but his rich father never gave up the search. Now David has been found, and he arrives back at the family estate to a mixed welcome. Then the death of a stable lad leads David to suspect someone in the racing world wants him to disappear again
Riding high by John Francome( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a jockey called Jose Ramirez. He'd been dead a long time. His arms were scarred with needle-tracks. But it was a knife, not heroin, that had killed him. Alistair Rye was the last man to see him alive - and they'd had a fight. A knife had been involved. Now the police in three countries were after Alistair: for murder; for drug smuggling. Two people knew that Alistair was innocent - Alistair himself and Claudia his wife. She could clear him. And she would. Wouldn't she?
 
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Alternative Names
Francome, John

John Francome British jockey

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