[LMB] New Dick Francis _Dead Heat_ next month OT:

Michael R N Dolbear m.dolbear at lineone.net
Sat Aug 25 20:27:20 BST 2007


Now Dick Francis CBE (Queen's Birthday Honours 2000)

In fact _Dead Heat_ , his second since he resumed following the death of
his wife, is by  "and son"

Felix Francis, a graduate of London University, worked for many years
teaching advanced level physics at three English schools. He is an
accomplished outdoorsman, marksman, and pilot, and has assisted with the
research of several of his father's novels.

So to encourage and support the physics mafia I note :-

Dead Heat  Dick Francis Felix Francis (Michael Joseph hc) 6 Sep '07 
0718153650 


And in the US (Putnam Publishing hc) 17 Sep '07  0399154760

And Dead Heat  (Audio CD)  Martin Jarvis (Narrator) 

And _Under Orders_, his first novel since the death of his wife,  in
paperback.

>From Publishers Weekly
MWA Grand Master Francis's first collaboration with his son Felix, a
former physics teacher who researched many of his father's previous
bestsellers, introduces an engaging hero, though longtime fans may find
certain plot elements, like an unlikely love interest and sinister
figures somehow connected with shady racetrack doings, less than fresh.
The reputation of Max Moreton, a young wunderkind chef with a restaurant
in Newmarket, England, suffers after guests at an affair he caters fall
ill with food poisoning. This calamity nearly jeopardizes another
job—feeding several dozen attendees at a major horse race. While that
meal goes off without a hitch, a terrorist's bomb decimates the crowd at
the track. Despite the official theory that an unpopular Middle Eastern
ruler at the event was responsible, the chef wonders whether the bombing
is related to the earlier food poisoning and turns amateur sleuth. Crisp
writing and well-paced action help offset the routine plotting. (Sept.) 
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