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Break In Horse racing, big business, newspapers and nasty villainsSome of Dick Francis books are better than others but I ve never read a bad book written by him BREAK IN is about average for Francis, that is, an excellent character study and mystery adventure I avoided his books for years because I have almost no interest in horse racing Fortunately someone persuaded me to try one I do have an interest in life and people and those are the things about which Francis actually wrote and wrote well wit Horse racing, big business, newspapers and nasty villainsSome of Dick Francis books are better than others but I ve never read a bad book written by him BREAK IN is about average for Francis, that is, an excellent character study and mystery adventure I avoided his books for years because I have almost no interest in horse racing Fortunately someone persuaded me to try one I do have an interest in life and people and those are the things about which Francis actually wrote and wrote well with the able assistance of his wife Mary who did a lot, maybe most, of the research for the books That accurate research is one of the reasons the books are so good What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Buttha What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Butthan that, Francis s heroes are rational human beings The choices made are rational choices directed by a firm objective philosophy that belies all of Francis s novels The dialogue is clear and touched with humor no matter the intensity of evil that the hero faces The hero s thoughts reveal a vulnerability that is touching, while his actions are always based on doing the right thing to achieve justice Causing the reader to deeply care about the characters in a novel is a difficult thing to do No such worries in a Francis novel The point of view is first person, you are the main character as you read the story usually the character of Mr Douglas The hero is personable, like able, non violent but delivering swift justice with his mind rather than through physical means This is not to say that violence is a stranger to our hero Some of it staggering and often delivered by what we would think of normal persons living in British society.You will come to love the world of Steeple Chase racing, you will grow a fondness for horses, stables, trainers and the people who live in that world You will read the books, devouring one after the other and trust me Dick Francis has a lot of novels over 40 by my last count.There are several series woven into the fabric of Francis s work notably the Sid Halley and Kit Fielding series.Assessment Dick Francis is one of my favorite writers I read his books with a fierce hunger that remains insatiable and I mourn his death Yes, I love Dick Francis What s not to like There are fast horsesand hot men Umm I don t think that was exactly the jockey I was looking for, but what the hell Eye Candy Anyway, the Kit Fielding novels are probably my favorite of all Francis books Kit Fielding is a champion jockey with minor telepathic talent and a great affinity for horses When his twin sister approaches him for help regarding some false accusations in a tabloid about her husband s training stables, Kit becomes invo Yes, I love Dick Francis What s not to like There are fast horsesand hot men Umm I don t think that was exactly the jockey I was looking for, but what the hell Eye Candy Anyway, the Kit Fielding novels are probably my favorite of all Francis books Kit Fielding is a champion jockey with minor telepathic talent and a great affinity for horses When his twin sister approaches him for help regarding some false accusations in a tabloid about her husband s training stables, Kit becomes involved in a conspiracy that goes all the way up the newspaper echelons and into the depths of the Honours Office Like most of Francis heroes, Kit is calm and laid back with an underlying will of steel His easygoing facade hides a sharp mind and a great deal of dogged stubbornness Break In has all the ingredients required for a successful Dick Francis outing horse races, a Princess and her beautiful niece, evil men with knives, family drama and a hero who can be both a real man and a gentleman Fun times Francis, much like his heroes, has a slow, easy way of writing that pulls you into the story almost without your knowledge He has a simple, straightforward style of writing that makes for some excellent light reading Even if, like me, you ve never been near a horse in your life, you ll fall in love with his heartfelt descriptions of a jockey s life, his bond with his horses and the horse racing scene in England Having been a champion jockey himself, Francis definitely follows the rule of write what you know and he does it excellently If you re looking for some beach reading that s not chick lit or YA, Dick Francis is the way to go Dick Francis novels are good clean fun The protagonist is always intelligent, smart, and resourceful There is little doubt who the bad guys are No real mystery or surprise at the end Basically a story of good vs evil A story about morals They remind me of television shows from the 1950 s and 1960 s.The protagonist in this story is Christmas Kit Fielding, a steeplechase jockey He and his twin sister, Holly, were born on Christmas day The Fielding family has had an ongoing feud with th Dick Francis novels are good clean fun The protagonist is always intelligent, smart, and resourceful There is little doubt who the bad guys are No real mystery or surprise at the end Basically a story of good vs evil A story about morals They remind me of television shows from the 1950 s and 1960 s.The protagonist in this story is Christmas Kit Fielding, a steeplechase jockey He and his twin sister, Holly, were born on Christmas day The Fielding family has had an ongoing feud with the Allardeck family that has gone back for generations It did not help when Holly married Bobby Allardeck The only person who did not disapprove the marriage was Kit So it is only natural that Holly comes to Kit when articles in a gossip column lead to financial ruin for Bobby s horse training business Suppliers will not do business with Bobby until their bills are paid and owners want their horses returned Kit, like all Dick Francis protagonists, is highly intelligent resourceful tough, and apparently the only person who can save Bobby and Holly Being an Allardeck Bobby is reluctant to accept help from a Fielding but is not as obstinate as the older generations But Kit wins him over of course He will save his brother in law and sister, win several races, and meet and fall in love with a beautiful woman.There are several bad guys in this story including a couple of media barons and a Allardeck family member who wants to be a Knight and will trample anyone who gets in his way Anyone But media barons and Knight wannabes are no match for Kit Fielding No surprises, no suspense that will keep you turning the pages but if you are looking for an enjoyable story to pass a few hours you can t go wrong with Dick Francis Dick Frances writes good, clean, horse stories that have a bit of suspense and always include a good mystery When an untrue social flogging threatens a honest couple with financial ruin the wife s brother, who is a steeplechase rider for the wealthy, gets involved and tries to find out the motive behind this fraud. Trotted out Dick Francis Break In to get in the mood for the Triple Crown at Belmont this weekend Perfect book to re read if you like horse racing and crime stories Kit Fielding remains a perfect hero modest unassuming yet braver smarter than the rest of the field, whether it s as a championship jockey or an amateur detective In this 1st Kit Fielding mystery back when I first read it, it was only the one , he s quick to figure out who s harming his brother in law and whether ruinin Trotted out Dick Francis Break In to get in the mood for the Triple Crown at Belmont this weekend Perfect book to re read if you like horse racing and crime stories Kit Fielding remains a perfect hero modest unassuming yet braver smarter than the rest of the field, whether it s as a championship jockey or an amateur detective In this 1st Kit Fielding mystery back when I first read it, it was only the one , he s quick to figure out who s harming his brother in law and whether ruining his stable is collateral damage for somethinginsidious This time round, I found the American love interest less than satisfactory, but that didn t stop me from appreciating how he takes all the obstacles thrown in his path as easily as a novice hurdler at Ascot I bought a mystery and I was cheated I was reading this book, really enjoying myself, when about page 100 or so I noticed, nobody s been murdered Why this is pretty clever I thought, holding off a murder scenethan halfway through a book Well..then I m about three quarters through this book and I m trying to enjoy it, but now I m worried about when the murder is going to happen and I m thinking he s pretty good, cause I still don t have a clue bout when it s going to happen or to whom T I bought a mystery and I was cheated I was reading this book, really enjoying myself, when about page 100 or so I noticed, nobody s been murdered Why this is pretty clever I thought, holding off a murder scenethan halfway through a book Well..then I m about three quarters through this book and I m trying to enjoy it, but now I m worried about when the murder is going to happen and I m thinking he s pretty good, cause I still don t have a clue bout when it s going to happen or to whom Then it occurred to me he s not planning to murder anybody Well, I d been had I called the publisher and demanded my money back I told them, If I m going to read two hundred pages orof a mystery book I expect a decent body count and by damn, I deserved either a body or my money back At this point, I wasn t really particular bout which one Well anyway, she asked me if I enjoyed it and I said yes, I did..but and she just said denied.Well, if all you care about is reading a good book Well, then go ahead and read it, but I m warning ya, you re gonna be horn swoggled Loved this one and love Kit, Christmas Fielding and his twin Holly Born on Christmas day Great read Steeplechase Jockey Christmas Kit Fielding Has Hadthan His Share Of Close Calls Both On And Off The Course But Trouble Hits Close To Home When A Grudge Between His Family And His Sister S In Laws Turns Into A Blood Feud Typical Dick Francis protagonist Kit Fielding is a steeplechase jockey He was raised by his ornery grandfather after his parents died suddenly One difference he has a twin sister to whom he is very close In their childhood, they had a kind of telepathy, able to communicate without words My sister and I had this when we were younger We never spoke full sentences Did you Yes Should I Is that We d show up places wearing basically the same outfit We both dyed our hair red on a whim the Typical Dick Francis protagonist Kit Fielding is a steeplechase jockey He was raised by his ornery grandfather after his parents died suddenly One difference he has a twin sister to whom he is very close In their childhood, they had a kind of telepathy, able to communicate without words My sister and I had this when we were younger We never spoke full sentences Did you Yes Should I Is that We d show up places wearing basically the same outfit We both dyed our hair red on a whim the same day without ever talking about it When we played Pictionary, people accused us of cheating Just as one of us started to draw, the other would blurt out the correct answer when there was barely a squiggle on the paper We weren t allowed to be partners As we got older, this went away Same for Kit and his sister Holly There has been a generations long time feud between Kit s family and another horse racing family Complicating things, Holly has married one of the enemy Although he tries, Kit cannot let go of his ingrained hate of the family, and if Holly s husband Bobby Bobby feels the same about Kit They grew up next door to one another and fought throughout their childhood Now, Holly s husband is in trouble and Holly knows as we do the only one who can help is Kit He s cool under duress, thinks of things others haven t considered, and can tolerate a lot of pain and discomfort, dueto his spills from horses I complained about the romance in the last Dick Francis book I read, The Danger Aside from one awkward moment, this romance story was sweetly told Looks like I need to track down the other two Kit Fielding books


About the Author: Dick Francis

Dick Francis CBE born Richard Stanley Francis was a popular British horse racing crime writer and retired jockey.Dick Francis worked on his books with his wife, Mary, before her death Dick considered his wife to be his co writer as he is quoted in the book, The Dick Francis Companion , released in 2003 Mary and I worked as a team I have often said that I would have been happy to have both our names on the cover Mary s family always called me Richard due to having another Dick in the family I am Richard, Mary was Mary, and Dick Francis was the two of us together Series Sid Halley Mystery Kit Fielding Mystery


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