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Bloodline by Felix Francis

Bloodline (edition 2012)

by Felix Francis

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Authors:Felix Francis
Info:Michael Joseph [Penguin Books]
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Tags:Thriller, England, UK, 21st Century

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Felix Francis has continued his father's formula of writing a mystery which teaches readers something about horse racing and about another profession. This is one of my favorite things about these books. The main character didn't seem to have as much emotional depth, as though the words and the character didn't quite mesh, but it was still an interesting story. It has been a while since I read a book in one day but this one kept me entertained and enlightened. ( )
  400mom | Nov 23, 2016 |
Much prefer the original Dick Francis novels. They seemed more compact and flowed much better. Plot in this was pretty good, but far to much technical detail about commentating. ( )
  tjsween | Sep 18, 2015 |
Description of race announcing quite interesting, plot, distressingly stupid. ( )
  themulhern | Jul 5, 2015 |
Not the best effort. While still an enjoyable read for the most part it dragged in a number of places. Some very contrived scenes and the ending scene when Mark confronts the murderer was terribly cliche. Not up to the standards of the Francis name. ( )
  skraft001 | Feb 20, 2015 |
I miss his father. This was a fair approximation of Dick Francis's work, but it seemed more violent and the ending more out of the blue. The love interest was startling, rather than building naturally. Martin Jarvis put in a sterling performance. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
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With my special thanks to
Mike Cattermole,
race caller and TV presenter,
to all my friends at

Channel 4 Racing
BBC Radio 5 Live
for their help and encouragement,
and, as always, to Debbie
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"They're off!"
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"When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an argument--and it's the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel; or so it seems. Devastated and guilty over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. What had led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all? "--"A Dick Francis novel from the author of Dick Francis's GAMBLE"--… (more)

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0718159357, 0718159349

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