Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dick Francis 1920-2010

The grand master of crime fiction passed away earlier today at his home in the Cayman Islands. Dick Francis was 89.

The former jockey, who began his writing career after he retired from the track, wrote forty-two novel in the thriller genre, many of which were racing-themed. Francis won numerous awards and honors and was acknowledged as one of the best in his field.

His newest novel, "Crossfire," co-written with son Felix, a frequent collaborator, will be released later this year. Dick Francis will be missed.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:55 PM

    Sad news. We have lost one of the great authors of our time. Yes, he will be missed. RAS