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  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1982

£45.00

A classic mystery from Dick Francis, the champion of English storytellers.


Tim Ekaterin has a lot of money. Unfortunately, it is other people's, and it is his job to invest it wisely, or get fired. And right now he's taken a big risk: using £5 million to stud a champion racing stallion.


When the resulting foals have birth defects, Tim is worried and decides that there may be something else going on at the stables. His suspicions are confirmed when one of those helping with the horses is murdered.


Now it's not just about money, but about life and death. Determined to get to the bottom of why anyone would do this, Tim puts himself in danger's path to discover the truth . .

Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition, signed by the author to the title page. There is some push-in to the top of the spine, and 2 small dents along the top of the back cover. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket, with creasing along the top of the jacket.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Dick Francis

Dick Francis was a British crime writer, and former steeplechase jockey, whose novels centre on horse racing in England.

All his novels deal with crime in the horse-racing world, with some of the criminals being outwardly respectable figures. The stories are narrated by the main character, often a jockey, but sometimes a trainer, an owner, a bookie, or someone in a different profession, peripherally linked to racing. This person is always facing great obstacles, often including physical injury, from which he must fight back with determination. More than forty of these novels became international best-sellers.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition, signed by the author to the title page. There is some push-in to the top of the spine, and 2 small dents along the top of the back cover. In a very good price-clipped dust jacket, with creasing along the top of the jacket.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.