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Decider by Dick Francis

Decider (original 1993; edition 2000)

by Dick Francis

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Authors:Dick Francis
Info:Michael Joseph Ltd (2000), Hardcover, 288 pages
Collections:Unconfirmed, Everything
Tags:mystery, horse racing

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Decider by Dick Francis (1993)



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Old book. Hard cover. Gave away. ( )
  phyllis2779 | Nov 13, 2016 |
Lee Morris architect is dragged into family squabble over the fate of racecourse. His involvement with family marginal. Usual Dick Francis quiet, competent hero who manages to solve mystery of who is trying to destroy racecourse. ( )
  WinonaBaines | Apr 9, 2016 |
This is a very readable book. It is a mystery but as you read the mystery seems to be solved half way through the book and the story almost seems too simple. But the last 100 pages bring the true problems to light and makes the final read satisfying.

The book is about a powerful family - the Strattons - who own a marginal race track. They are a complex family some of which want to sell the track and divide the money, others want to improve the grounds and carry on and others that don't really care as long as they are looked after. Along comes minor share holder Lee Morris and his 5 boys. Lee attends a share holder meeting where he is not wanted and reluctantly gets involved.

The writing almost seems juvenile in places but you get to like several characters... not the least are the 5 boys who play major roles in the story.

Not deep literature... but a pleasant read... that seems to be the writing of Dick Francis for me. ( )
  Lynxear | Nov 21, 2015 |
This is one of my favorites of Francis's books. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 26, 2013 |
Architect Lee Morris has plans to restore Stratton Park racecourse to its former grandeur. But the combative Stratton heirs have violent plans of their own.
  SalemAthenaeum | Nov 15, 2011 |
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OK, so here I am, Lee Morris, opening doors and windows to gusts of life and early death.
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After becoming involved with the Stratton Park racecourse, Lee Morris, a young architect, engineer, and builder, finds himself reluctantly drawn into the deadly infighting among members of the clan that owns the facility. Large first printing. Major ad/promo.

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Architect Lee Morris is embroiled in the turmoil of family squabbles vs. his own decisions.

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