John Francome MBE ist ein ehemaliger National Hunt Champion Jockey, Fernsehexperte und Autor.
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It was only a horse race, but it could make Kelly Connor’s reputation. Unfortunately there was more riding on Pendero’s back at Ascot than a young jockey’s career. There was the biggest gamble in the unsavoury life of trainer Harry Short. There was the decadent livelihood of Ibn Fayoud, the rich playboy son of an Arab sheikh. And for Jack Butler, the successful bookmaker, there was the sweetest, most dangerous deal imaginable…
Thriller von 1990. „The racing feel is authentic and it’s a pacy, entertaining read.“ (Evening Standard) (33 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
When twelve-year-old David Tredington vanished, his father, one of England’s top breeders, vowed never to give up the search for his son. Now, fifteen years later, David has been found alive and well in County Mayo. When the charismatic young man returns to the family’s Devonshire estate, he receives a mixed welcome. His elder sister, Lucy, distrusts him from the start. Jason, David’s brother-in-law and David’s cousin, George, are even less pleased to see another heir to the Tredington fortune. But David’s natural skills as a jockey soon attract favourable attention in the steeple-chasing world.
Thriller von 1995. „The story is strong in mystery with believable players. Who you soon come to love, without giving the plot away you even love the wrong ones.“ (Leser) (21 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 356 Seiten noch günstig?
It’s every punter’s dream to beat the bookmakers and Toby Brown is doing it regularly. The son of a top trainer, Toby has a telephone tipping service that is slowly bringing the old enemy to its knees. A plea from the bookmakers prompts a Jockey Club investigation which uncovers a plot of murder and jealousy where the stakes being played for mean more than just money – and where one horse, Better By Far, lives up to its name.
Thriller von 1999. „Couldn’t work out until the end whether certain parties were involved, guilty or innocent of all charges. Excellent.“ (Leserin) (27 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?
Pippa Hutchinson is an aspiring young trainer, certain that given the right horses she is as good as anyone in the business. Until, that is, an owner removes two horses to another yard, and one shows dramatic improvement. She enlists the help of her brother, Jamie, once a star flat jockey, now trying to revive his racing career over fences after a harrowing term in prison. But former wild boy Jamie has his own demons to deal with, like the new challenge of jumps riding, the hostility of those who can never forgive him for a young lad’s death – and the black wall within him that separates him from his past.
Thriller von 2002. „Well written, well paced and the way he portrays the differing characters is astounding. One of Francome’s best if not his best.“ (Leser) (25 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 420 Seiten noch günstig?
What’s the worst way to die? At the end of a rope driven by your own shame and despair? Or savaged in the jaws of a black-hearted stallion who has hated you for years? If only the bankrupt gambler and the stable girl were alive to give us the answer… For a jockey they say there’s no thrill like riding a big winner but Rob Harding has found something better – that’s breeding one.
Thriller von 2005. „A stable girl Ivana has run from another country to get away from her ex, it seems she has not run far enough when he reappears at the stud, shortly after she is killed by a dangerous horse, sound boring? Believe me each of these has a twist, the people you think are bad are good and the ones that are good are bad.“ (Leser) (28 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 420 Seiten noch günstig?
Jockey Pat Vincent has ambitions to win the best races and become a wealthy sporting hero. But Pat knows his dreams will never be fulfilled so he’s devised a brilliant new scam which, if discovered, would see him warned off for life. But first it’s guaranteed to make him rich. Pat’s girlfriend Zoe is starting her second full season as an apprentice jockey.
Thriller von 2006. „Curiosity and clever writing will compel you to keep reading this tough and torrid tale… a fun read.“ (Horse & Hound) (30 Rezensionen / 4,4 Sterne), 484 Seiten noch günstig?