Dick Francis, (1920-2010) a former champion steeplechase jockey,
was the author of many bestselling mysteries set in the world of
horse racing. The only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writers
of America's Edgar Award for best novel, his awards include the
Gold Dagger, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the MWA's Grand Master
Award for lifetime achievement, an honorary Doctorate of Humane
Letters from Tufts University of Boston, and in 2000 he received a
Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
Ralph Cosham (1936-2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named "Audio Best of the Year" by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery.