Sid Halley's glory days as a jockey are over, but he still finds a certain satisfaction in successfully solving a case. His latest one, though, could prove to be his undoing.
Richard Stanley "Dick" Francis CBE FRSL (31 October 1920 - 14 February 2010) was a British steeplechase jockey and crime writer, whose novels centre on horse racing in England. Tony Britton was born in Birmingham, England in 1924. A renowned classical actor, he has been cast in many stage productions including Gigi and My Fair Lady, as well as numerous Shakespeare roles. Britton's film credits include Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). He has had lead television roles in Robin's Nest (1977) and Don't Wait Up (1983), and narrated many audiobooks throughout his career.
'Challenging ... First class.' -- The Baltimore Sun
'Superb ... this is Mr Francis's best book. And that's high praise.' -- The Sunday Mirror