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Authors Dick Rancis Felix Francis Dick Francis (31 October 1920 - 14 February 2010) was one of the most successful post-war National Hunt jockeys. The winner of over 350 races, he was champion jockey in 1953/1954 and rode for HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. On his retirement from the sport he published his autobiography, The Sport of Queens, before going on to write forty-three bestselling novels, a volume of short stories (Field of 13), and the biography of Lester Piggott. He was rightly acclaimed as one of the greatest thriller writers in the world.

All his novels deal with crime in the horse-racing world, some of the criminals being outwardly respectable figures. The stories are narrated by one of the key players, 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.

Dick Francis was the winner of the prestigious Crime Writers' Association's Cartier Diamond Dagger and the only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writer of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel, winning for Forfeit in 1970, Whip Hand in 1981, and Come to Grief in 1996, the same year he was make a Grand Master for a lifetime's achievement. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2000.

His last four novels - Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money and Crossfire - were written in collaboration with his younger son, Felix, a former teacher who, over the past 40 years, helped research many of the Dick Francis novels. Crossfire, published in September 2010, was the book that he and Felix were working on before his death in February 2010.

Since his death, Felix has taken over the literary reigns from his father and Dick's legacy will live on through the Dick Francis novels.

Dick Francis Book List and Awards
Dick and Felix Francis website: www.felixfrancis.com
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10 lb. Penalty | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Book 10 lb. Penalty | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Copy

First Edition Hardcover Book 1997 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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10 LB. Penalty | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Book 10 LB. Penalty | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1997 NY: Putnam  First edition, later printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Crossfire | Francis, Dick & Francis, Felix | Signed First Edition Book Crossfire | Francis, Dick & Francis, Felix | Signed First Edition Copy

Signed First Edition Hardcover Book August 2010 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dead Heat | Francis, Dick & Francis, Felix | Double-Signed 1st Edition Dead Heat | Francis, Dick & Francis, Felix | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed First Edition Hardcover Book  2007 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Decider | Francis, Dick | First Edition Book Decider | Francis, Dick | First Edition Copy

1993 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Dick Francis's Bloodline | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Dick Francis's Bloodline | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 2012 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by Felix Francis.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 2012 NY: Penguin   First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine (crease to front flap) dust jacket, signed by Felix Francis.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2014 NY: Penguin Group   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Dick Francis's Gamble | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Dick Francis's Gamble | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC. 2011 NY: Putnam Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Dick Francis's Gamble | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed First Edition Book Dick Francis's Gamble | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed First Edition Copy

Signed First Edition Hardcover Book July 2011 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by Felix Francis.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Driving Force | Francis, Dick | First Edition Book Driving Force | Francis, Dick | First Edition Copy

1992 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Field of Thirteen | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Book Field of Thirteen | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Front Runner | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed First Edition Book Front Runner | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book October 2015 NY: Penguin      First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book 2015 LON: Michael Joseph First edition, later printing, UK large print, fine, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Second Wind | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition UK Book Second Wind | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition UK Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1999 LON: Michael Joseph Ltd  First UK edition, first printing, bump to upper corners, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Shattered | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Book Shattered | Francis, Dick | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. January 2000 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Silks | Francis, Dick & Francis, Felix | Double-Signed 1st Edition Silks | Francis, Dick & Francis, Felix | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Signed First Edition Hardcover Book  2008 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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To the Hilt | Francis, Dick | First Edition Book To the Hilt | Francis, Dick | First Edition Copy

1996 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1996 LON: Michael Joseph  First U.K. edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Triple Crown | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed First Edition Book Triple Crown | Francis, Felix (as Francis, Dick) | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2016 NY: Penguin First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Under Orders | Francis, Dick | First Edition Book Under Orders | Francis, Dick | First Edition Copy

2006 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Wild Horses | Francis, Dick | First Edition Book Wild Horses | Francis, Dick | First Edition Copy

1994 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket.

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Dick Francis Bibliography


Fiction

  • Dead Hert 1962
  • Nerve 1964
  • For Kicks 1965
  • Odds Against 1965
  • Flying Finish 1966
  • Blood Sport 1967
  • Forfeit 1968
  • Enquiry 1969
  • Rat Race 1970
  • Bonecrack 1971
  • Smokescreen 1972
  • Slay Ride 1973
  • Knockdown 1974
  • High Stakes 1975
  • In the Frame 1976
  • Risk 1977
  • Trial Run 1978
  • Whip Hand 1979
  • Reflex 1980
  • Twice Shy 1981
  • Banker 1982
  • The Danger 1983
  • Proof 1984
  • Break In 1985
  • Bolt 1986
  • A Jockey's Life 1986
  • Hot Money 1987
  • The Edge 1988
  • Straight 1989
  • Longshot 1990
  • Comeback 1991
  • Driving Force 1992
  • Decider 1993
  • Wild Horses 1994
  • Come to Grief 1995
  • To the Hilt 1996
  • 10 LB. Penalty 1997
  • Field of 13 1998
  • Second Wind 1999
  • Shattered 2000
  • Under Orders 2006
  • Dead Heat 2007 (with Felix Francis)
  • Silks 2008 (with Felix Francis)
  • Even Money 2009 (with Felix Francis)
  • Crossfire 2010 (with Felix Francis)

Felix Francis (as Dick Francis) Novels

  • Dick Francis's Gamble - 2011
  • Dick Francis's Bloodline - 2012
  • Dick Francis's Refusal - 2013
  • Dick Francis's Damage - 2014
  • Front Runner - 2015
  • Triple Crown - 2016
  • Pulse - October 2017

Non-Fiction

  • The Sport of Queens - 1957 (Dick Francis Autobiography)

Dick Francis Awards and Honors

  • 1970 - Forfeit - Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel
  • 1970 - Britain's Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award for Fiction
  • 1981 - Whip Hand - Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel
  • 1989 - Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1996 - Come to Grief- Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel
  • 1996 - Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award
  • 1999 - Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
  • 2000 - Malice Domestic Award for Lifetime Achievement

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