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Dissatisfied with his profession, mystery writer, Philip turns to photography, but, he is suddenly drawn into the aftermath of a strange death of a racetrack photographer.
Publisher: London : Joseph, 1980
ISBN: 9780718119508
Characteristics: 246 p


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Jul 29, 2015

This is a good novel - set in the world of English horse racing as are most Dick Francis novels.

Good plot with some interesting twists

Feb 18, 2012

This is a really good story, my second or third time reading it. Loved it every time. The attention to the photography detail [science & lifestyle] as well as the horse track/jockey lifestyle thourally enjoyed.
This particular copy, the book's jacket plastic cover [protecting the actual book jacket] needs to be replaced. The combined cover was too loose & crinkly for me to enjoy reading the book. So I took it off for the duration of reading the book & put it back on as soon as I was done.

hermlou Nov 21, 2010

Philip Nore is a jockey who helps the widow and son of George Millace, a photographer killed in an auto accident. His widow is attacked, and her house is burned down by people who want some incriminating evidence. Philip is also a photographer, and he has the difficult task of finding some evidence in the negatives that Millace had stored in a safe place. The photos lead to a whole web of cheating among powerful men. It's an intriguing mystery.

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