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Field of Thirteen by  Dick Francis - Paperback - 1999 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Field of Thirteen

by Francis, Dick

Condition: Very Good


Jove Books. Very Good. 1999. Paperback. Library Discard. There is a library stamp on the inside of the front cover and the filing data clear-taped to the bottom of the spine. There is what looks like some letters and a date stamped on the first page. The spine and back cover, next to the spine, are creased from reading. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. The edges of the covers and spine are scuffed from shelf wear. ; Ex-Library; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 289 pages; This collection of 13 short stories features murder, mystery, and mayhem in the horse racing world in settings ranging from the national Hunt at Cheltenham, where a middle-aged owner falls in love with her jockey, to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where the demon drink and wilting willpower take their toll. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .

A superbly crafted collection of thirteen tightly plotted tales that treats readers to murder, mystery, and mayhem in the world of horseracing.




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