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Dead heat / Dick Francis and Felix Francis.

Francis, Dick. (Author). Francis, Felix. (Added Author).
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  • 79 of 79 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch MFIC FRANCIS DEA (Text) 34207001288951 Adult Fiction - Mystery Available -
Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch FIC MYSTERY FRA (Text) 36880003825828 Adult Fiction - Mystery Available -
Akron Carnegie PL - Akron fic (Text) 75253000037606 Adult Fiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria F FRA (Text) 37521530000324 AMPL Adult Fiction Available -
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews F FRA (Text) 73351000032166 Adult Fiction Available -
Attica PL - Attica F FRA (Text) 74231000029615 Adult Fiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville F FRANCIS D. (Text) 34706001079294 Adult Fiction Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler F FRA (Text) 34044000651909 Adult Fiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main FIC FRA (Text) 36803000671060 FICTION Available -
Brazil PL - Brazil FRANCIS (Text) 38160000583482 Second Floor, Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399154768 (hb.)
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 24cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.

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Summary, etc.: After a silence of six years, Francis made a triumphant return last year, bringing back the ever-intriguing series hero Sid Halley in Under Orders. Now, Francis introduces a new hero, chef Max Moreton, who runs a thriving restaurant near the Newmarket racetrack. Moreton has a complex background; he's afraid of horses yet fascinated by the world of horse racing (his father was a steeplechase jockey and racehorse trainer). Francis is, as always, completely convincing when it comes to the track, but his efforts at depicting the challenges and delights of cooking seem labored and secondhand (his son, Felix, is credited with the research for this book). Unfortunately, the cookery details often seem pasted on and unnecessary. The action, however, is first-rate Francis. It centers on Moreton's travails as chef. First, food poisoning hits his guests and staff at a racing gala. The next day, a bomb shatters the grandstand box where Moreton has catered a lunch. And as Moreton struggles to decipher the cause of the food poisoning and whether it was connected to the bombing, he suffers the prospect of financial ruin and emotional trauma from the bombing. Then he discovers that someone is out to kill him. This mix of cooking and racetrack isn't close enough to horse racing to be completely satisfying Francis, but the action and the hero's struggles deliver a solid punch
Subject: Cooks > Fiction.
Horse racing > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.

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