Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday Memes: Straight by Dick Francis

Happy Friday everybody!
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I inherited my brother's life. I inherited his desk, his business, his gadgets, his enemies, his horses and his mistress. I inherited my brother's life, and it nearly killed me.
Friday 56:
I let myself into the house and regretted the embargo on a large scotch. Instead, with June's lunchtime sandwich a distant memory, I refueled with sardines on toast and ice cream after, which more or less reflected my habitual laziness about cooking.
This week I am spotlighting Straight by Dick Francis. I read this one years ago but couldn't resist when it was offered as a Kindle Daily Deal. Here is the description from Amazon:
In this mystery from New York Times bestselling author Dick Francis, a jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.

Steeplechase jockey Derek Franklin has had more broken bones than he cares to count, but it seems his latest injury could very well bring his days on the race course to a screeching halt. But that’s the least of his concerns when his brother turns up dead, leaving Derek as the sole inheritor of his estate.

It doesn’t take long for Derek to learn that his brother—a magistrate who imported and sold semiprecious stones—was keeping more than his share of secrets. Now Derek must recover $1.5 million worth of missing diamonds—and find out who wanted his brother dead—or else his career won’t be the only thing in danger of being cut short...


  1. Sounds better than I thought based on the cover. I added you to the Linky. Happy weekend!

  2. Great choice. I also read this some years ago. Been a while since I'v read one of his books.

  3. My parents were big fans of Dick Francis but I've not read any of his books. I hope to correct that soon.


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