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Dick Francis

Dick Francis, full name Richard Stanley Francis (31 Oct 1921-): Dick Francis British Flying Officer (Royal Air Force), steeplechase jockey, 1953-54 National Hunt Champion, racing correspondant; winner 1965 Silver Dagger Award; winner 1980 Golden Dagger Award; winner 1969 and 1981 Edgar Allan Poe awards; 1984 awarded O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire): no known Web page * 37+ mystery/detective novels with series character Sid Halley or otherwise involved in horseracing: * Dead Cert [1962] Alan York, Jockey * Nerve [1964] Rob Finn, Jockey * For Kicks [1965] Daniel Roke, Stud Farm Owner * Odds Against [1965] Sid Halley, Private Investigator * Flying Finish [1966] Henry Grey, Air Transport and Amateur Jockey * Blood Sport [1967] Gene Hawkins, Agent * Forfeit [1969] James Tyrone, Reporter * Enquiry [1969] Kelly Hughes, Jockey * Rat Race [1971] Matt Shore, Pilot * Bonecrack [1971] Neil Griffon, Stable Owner * Smokescreen [1972] Edward Lincoln, Actor, set in South Africa * Slayride [1973] David Cleveland, Private Investigator, set in Oslo, Norway * Knockdown [1974] Jonah Dereham, Horse Buyer * High Stakes [1975] Steven Scott, Inventor * In the Frame [1976] Charles Todd, Artist * Risk [1977] Roland Britten, Accountant * Trial Run [1978] Randall Drew, retired Jockey, set in Moscow, Russia * Whip Hand [1979] Sid Halley, Private Investigator * Reflex [1981] Philip Nore, Jockey * Twice Shy [1982] Jonathan Derry, Physicist * Banker [1982] Tim Ekaterin, Investment Banker * The Danger [1984] Andrew Douglas, Kidnapping Expert * Proof [1985] Tony Beach, Wine Merchant * Break In [1986] Kit Fielding, Jockey * Bolt [1986] Kit Fielding, Jockey * Hot Money [1987] Ian Pembroke, Jockey * The Edge [1988] Tor Kelsey, Security Agent, set in Canada * Straight [1989] Derek Franklin, Jockey * Longshot [1990] John Kendall, Travel Guide Writer * Comeback [1991] Peter Darwin, British First Secretary, set in Miami, Florida * Driving Force [1992] Freddie Croft, Horse Transporter * Decider [1993] Lee Morris, Architect * Wild Horses [1994] Thomas Lyon, Filmmaker * Come to Grief [1995] Sid Halley, Private Investigator * To the Hilt [1996] Alexander Kinloch, Painter set in the Highlands, of Scotland * 10 lb. Penalty [1997] Ben Juliard, Jockey * Second Wind [1999] Perry Stuart, Meteorologist * 1 screenplay "Dead Cert" from his novel [1974] * 1 nonfiction book (horse racing) * 2 books edited (horse racing) In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Fr" stands for Francium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Fr" stands for Dick Francis! Honorable Mentions: Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]