WorldCat Identities

Francome, John

Overview
Works: 113 works in 581 publications in 4 languages and 8,830 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliographies 
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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 571 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 )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 564 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 )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past lives of Danny Clark and his girlfriend Tara intertwine with the horse racing circuit
Storm rider by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 429 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
Deadly finish by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 427 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
Free fall by John Francome( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 377 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."--Jacket
Dark Horse by John Francome( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 374 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 )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back hander by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Czech and held by 340 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
Lifeline by John Francome( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 308 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
Cover up by John Francome( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Czech and held by 307 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
Tip off by John Francome( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 304 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
Stalking horse by John Francome( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 291 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
False start by John Francome( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Czech and held by 266 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
Safe bet by John Francome( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 240 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, Jed Harvard, discovers that Mike's estate has been left to a stranger, and decides to look into Mike's shady past - where all is not what it seems
Declared dead by John Francome( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stud poker by John Francome( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Paul Raven's ride at Plumpton crashes through the wing of the third last flight, it looks like one of racing's tragic accidents, but then how does Paul explain why his closest friend Alex seems to be involved. Or why the fall that has ended Paul's racing career should finally destroy Alex. Then Paul discovers a link between what's happened at Plumpton and a series of other accidents that are apparently connected with a private poker school that is run by wealthy property developer Clay Wentworth. The other players include a Czech businesswoman who owns a laser firm and a rich, ageing rock star and an unsavoury Mr Fixit, Digby Welcome. Stud Poker, lasers and moneyed decadence seem to have little to do with the world of National Hunt racing. However by the time Paul gets caught up in the dangerous game, there are other less honest players that have stepped forward. And now the stakes are extremely high and deadly
Rough ride by John Francome( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When amateur jockey Archie Best receives a surprise legacy from an old family friend, it proves to have some unwelcome strings attached. The strange bequest points an accusing finger at Clive Drury, an influential and affluent businessman who mixes with cabinet ministers and has his wealthy fingers in every conceivable pie. Helped by his would-be girlfriend, Georgie - and distracted by the rather obvious charms of Drury's daughter, Amanda - Archie sets out to substantiate the extraordinary claims. But only gradually does he discover the extent of the web of corruption, and the deadly nature of his adversary."--Provided by publisher
Eavesdropper by John Francome( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 211 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
Riding high by John Francome( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 209 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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English (257)

Czech (20)

Japanese (2)

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