Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Memes: Triple Crown by Felix Francis

Happy Friday everybody!
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"Where are those goddamn cops?" Tony Andretti said it under his breath, quiet as a whisper, but it was full of frustration nonetheless.
Friday 56:
I had a good memory for faces and facts and I had been easily able to match the individuals to their life stories, as outlined in the personnel files. The only difficult thing was not appearing to know something I hadn't been told. For example, I nearly asked one of the tow intelligence analysts if he liked working for FACSA more than for a bank when he hadn't actually mentioned his previous employment.
This week I am reading Triple Crown by Felix Francis. I enjoyed his father's mysteries and have enjoyed Felix's previous mysteries too. This one has been on my TBR mountain for over a year. Here is the description from Amazon.
Jefferson Hinkley is back in the newest thriller in the Dick Francis tradition, this time on a special mission to the United States to investigate a conspiracy involving the biggest horse races in the country.

Jeff Hinkley, investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA) where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization—an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing.  At the Kentucky Derby, Jeff joins the FACSA team in a raid on a horse trainer’s barn at Churchill Downs, but the bust is a disaster, and someone ends up dead.  Then, on the morning of the Derby itself, three of the most favored horses in the field fall sick. 

These suspicious events can be no coincidence. In search of answers, Jeff goes undercover as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for: corrupt individuals who will stop at nothing—including murder—to capture the most elusive prize in world sport, the Triple Crown.


  1. I can't believe I haven't tried a book written by either Francis! I do think their covers are very distinctive, though.

  2. I've never read this author, but maybe I should grab one of the books! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES”

  3. Hi,
    I love a good mystery book. Haven't read this author's books. I'll be adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for stopping my my place. Have a great day!

  4. Triple Crown looks interesting. I have read only one book by the elder Mr. Francis and recall enjoying it.

    I wouldn’t think it was a thriller with that cover. :)

    Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.

  5. Oh this sounds like a great mystery! Hope you have an awesome weekend! Happy reading! :)

  6. Sounds very interesting! Happy Victoria day weekend!

  7. I've never read anything by Dick Francis, and didn't even know about his son's books. This one sounds like a really exciting read! Thanks for sharing.

  8. It's great when you get to a book that's been on the pile for a while. Hope it was worth the wait!

  9. I read Reflex by Dick Francis years ago and meant to read more of his but have never got round to it. I'd heard that his son carried on writing his father's books when he retired and then later on (after his father's death?) writing them under his own name. This one certainly looks good.

  10. I loved the Dick Francis books. He really knew how to write about pain. I didn't know that his son had continued the legacy. I will look for this one.

  11. I read a few Dick Francis books and really enjoyed them but have never continued with these. I love the teasers you shared so maybe it's time I give them a try!

  12. This author is super popular at my library and has been for ages. Maybe one of these days. :)


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