Even Money

Even Money

Large Print - 2009
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As bookie Ned Talbot counts his losses after a winning day for gamblers at the Royal Ascot Racecourse, a man comes to him, claiming to be his father. Ned, who's always been told that his parents died when he was a baby, has trouble accepting the man's claims. But when the man is stabbed in the abdomen in the racecourse's parking lot shortly thereafter, Ned rushes to his side. The man's last words force Ned into a race to uncover the truth about his father. However, this race may prove deadly.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410417510
1410417514
Call Number: FRANCIS
Characteristics: 531 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Large type books.
Bookmakers (Gambling) -- Fiction.
Horse racing -- England -- Fiction.
Royal Ascot -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Francis, Felix

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Roundcat
Sep 11, 2011

I find the Francis books great reads--well thought out mystery and solution. I have one quibble, though: The women in their books, including this one, are such sickly, weak people. When a strong female character appears, she gets passed over as somehow unsuitable and fades into the background. The strong male heroes don't seem to be able to handle a healthy give and take relationship. They're basically loners.

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cgstv
Jan 06, 2010

It's interesting how the bookies work in Britain, Great reading

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Nov 30, 2009

I am a great fan of D.F., but I found his main character in this novel to be extremely depressing. He spent too much time reflecting on how much bookies are hated. I'd give it a one star.

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