Four complete novels odds against, flying finish, blood sport, rat race. Horse racing books for sale in uk view 40 bargains. See more ideas about mystery novels, novels and mystery. Longtime thoroughbred racing writereditor and horse racing mystery novelist john mcevoy passed away monday at the age of 83. An actor goes to south africa to solve a racing mystery for a friend and the result is villainy and intrigue more deadly than any of his films. The home run horse, the runner that makes your fortune and changes your life, can come from anywhere.
John mcevoy is the author of mystery novels set in the world of thoroughbred racing. John mcevoy, former editor and senior correspondent for daily racing form, is the author of five nonfiction books on thorougbred horse racing, including the awardwinning great horse racing mysteries. See below for a selection of the latest books from horse racing category. Trying to find mystery books about or with horses to include racing other equestrian sports. Thrillers suspense fiction political campaigns detective and mystery stories, english horse racing. I started with dick francis, of course, and became obsessed from there. Damon runyon set many of his short stories at race tracks, the mystery novels of dick francis were set in the world of racing and hollywood has produced popular films about racing such as national velvet 1945, the black stallion 1980 and seabiscuit 2003.
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Horse theme mysteries equestrian mysteries the cozy mystery. Looking for books adult mystery fiction with horse. Books about horse racing what should i read next register for free to build your own book lists. Horse books for girls christian horse books sonrise stable. Com the first destination for australian horse racing. Jun 12, 2019 as an adult, mcevoys passion for horse racing enabled him to achieve his potential as a journalist, as a longtime editor with the daily racing form and as an author of mystery novels centered.
John mcevoy, 1936 2019 john mcevoy, the former editor of the daily racing form, poet, and horse racing mystery author died monday, june 10, 2019 in evanston hospital. Murder mystery novels with horses murder mystery books in. Browse a list of books tagged horse racing mystery by our club members to find the best horse racing mystery books. A contemporary horse racing mystery a harry radcliffe mystery book 1. Epsom downs by howard brenton set at epsom on derby day in 1977, brentons play has a cast of all the types and. Former horse jockey randy romero, winner of the breeders cup, is a louisiana sports legend still well loved in racing circles today. Mystery novels with a religious theme this list is from the cozy mystery list.
Lot of 18 dick francis hcdj books vgc mystery thriller horse racing novels. Tony ryan best in racing literature award for 2018. Jack doyle, the main character in a series of four books, was a sort of a heroic version of himself an amateur sleuth, former boxer and failed adman. Susan klaus, thriller, mystery, science fiction and fantasy. Former daily racing form editor, mystery writer, student. Richard stanley francis cbe frsl 31 october 1920 14 february 2010 was a british crime writer, and former steeplechase jockey, whose novels centre on horse racing in england. Zane grey loved writing horse stories as they were integral to the wild west of his fiction wild horse mesa, valley of wild horses and horse heaven hill are just three that spring to mind. A true tale of three gamblers, the kentucky derby, and the mexican cartel. Saddle up with the best horse fiction by richard davies. Murder mystery novels with horses murder mystery books. Author susan klaus was born in sarasota, fl and now lives in myakka city, fl, and is the manager and part owner of the matrix, a thoroughbred horse farm and cattle ranch that is currently raising rodeo bulls. The newcomers guide to horse racing teaches you everything you need to know about betting youll feel like an expert in no time. In addition to my own sonrise stable series, im always on the lookout for quality horse books for kids check out the categories below.
Our favorite horse racing books americas best racing. The official website of john mcevoy, author of horseracing. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Oct 10, 2018 discover book depositorys huge selection of horse racing books online. Francis won three edgar allen poe awards given by the mystery writers of america for his novels forfeit. The history of horse racing 1 the history of horse racing 2 all about horses. List of 12 horse racing mystery books paperback swap. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Pages in category horse racing novels the following 25 pages are in this category, out of 25 total. Hugger mugger a spenser novel robert b parker mystery fiction detective and mystery stories race horses massachusettsboston private.
The sea horse trade by sasscer hill, full mortality by sasscer. Richard stanley francis cbe frsl 31 october 1920 14 february 2010. Susan klaus, thriller, mystery, science fiction and. Score a book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
It gave her the confidence to continue writing fiction. As an adult, mcevoys passion for horse racing enabled him to achieve his potential as a journalist, as a longtime editor with the daily racing form and as an author of mystery novels centered. Horse racing fiction, sports fiction, books barnes. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading king of the roses. Sid halley, a champion jump jockey, had his hand and his career destroyed by a fall in a race, when a horse stepped on his hand.
Gabriella herkert writes the animal instinct mystery series, and her third book in that series features horses sasscer hill pens the nikki latrelle racing mystery series. His exwifes father pulls him out of his depression by asking him to investigate some fishy deaths at seabury race course, and the possibility that someones planning a takeover. Not to mention the fact that some reallife tales of horse racing and rodeoing are as entertaining as any fiction. In addition to a select few fiction horse books, there are books on horse care, information, drawing horses, horse coloring and. Horse theme mysteries equestrian mysteries cozy mystery list. John mcevoy, daily racing form editor and author of horse. Former daily racing form editor, mystery writer, student of. Susan klaus is the author of secretariat reborn, shark fin soup and the golden harpy series suspensethrillers and fantasy novels. Team abr has taken the opportunity to share some of their goto horse racing books. Susan klaus, thriller, mystery, science fiction and fantasy books about horse racing, shark finning, and environmentalism.
Journalist and mystery author john mcevoy found his niche in. Great horse racing mysteries by john mcevoy fantastic fiction. He started as racing correspondent for the london sunday express. His horse racing novels were extremely popular and he won the silver dagger award from the crime writers association, and in 1996, he was named a. The racing board has been trying all week to get somebody closely connected with the real cinzano to come here at new york states expense for a look at the mystery horse in barn 59. Dick francis wrote numerous thrillers based around britains horse racing industry and loved to depict the sports seedy underbelly. Harnessing winners harness racing is a whole different world to the thoroughbred racing fan, with completely different strategies needed. Lot of 15 jodi picoult 8 hardcover hcdj 7 trade pb books. Mystery books without a murder this list is by the cozy mystery list. Joan, for telling us about lyndon staceys equestrian themed mystery books. Horse theme mysteries equestrian mysteries the cozy.
Shop horse racing thrillers fiction books at alibris. Great horse racing mysteries by john mcevoy book cover, description. In 1985 he was at the top of his game, ranked number two in the country. Her mythical indian mound downs is populated by infirm, battlescarred old horses and the owners, grooms, and trainers. Photo finish is his fifth mystery novel and fourth featuring the. One of mcevoys earlier novels, riders down, won a ben franklin award. Kentucky derby crime fiction horse racing mysteries. After penning four novels with james macgregor, john francome set out on his own and so began his race to catch the old master. Journalist and mystery author john mcevoy found his niche.
Written by felix francis carrying on his fathers series of horse racing mysteries from the year 2000 when dick francis retired felix francis has november, 2016 published in. Dick francis was a famous british steeple chase jockey and author of crime novels. Mcevoy served as the midwest editor of the daily racing form for 15. Once upon a time, i had over 600 volumes of horse racing mystery thriller fiction propping up my bookshelves. He has a very successful career writing mysteries that take place in the world of horse racing. Presented with a red border are the horse racing books that have been lovingly read. Nine mystery novels and series featuring ernest hemingway this list by kier graff in booklist, may, 2018. Dangerous odds series romantic mystery boxset, books bev pettersen.
Discover book depositorys huge selection of horse racing books online. His novels are thrillers there is always a mystery to be solved, always considerable mayhem and always a villain who has perpetrated a crime. After penning four novels with james macgregor, john francome set out. From betting guides to childrens books, histories to mysteries, horse racing is rich fodder for the literary set.
Up until johns entry into the world of racing mystery novels, dick francis owned the genre. The stories are narrated by the main character, often a jockey, but sometimes a trainer, an owner, a bookie, or someone in a different profession, peripherally linked to racing. Looking for books adult mystery fiction with horse themes. There are no triumphoftheunderdog moments in author jaimy gordons book. Sasscer hill, whos been involved in horse racing as an amateur jockey and racehorse breeder for much of her life, sets many of her novels against a background of big money, gambling, and horse racing. Mcevoy served as the midwest editor of the daily racing form for 15 years starting in 1979 and continued as a correspondent when the chicago drf office closed in 1994. Photo finish is his fifth mystery novel and fourth featuring the adventurous jack doyle. I love books and horse racing so much, so this is fertile ground for. This internationally acclaimed writer had published numerous novels in his lifetime which resonated well with horse riding lovers all over the world. Yorkshire television learnt this the hard way when in 1979 they bought the rights to the books credited to dick francis, three of which were broadcast under the collective title the racing game. Best horse novels for adults or older teens 276 books.
In 1996 he was given the mystery writers of america grand master award, the highest honour bestowed by the mwa. All the stats, form and information about race horse mysteries available at racing. A books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Dangerous odds series romantic mystery boxset, books.1183 327 624 981 1143 596 1357 1032 675 1396 261 92 617 144 690 1475 1081 614 503 516 707 383 1067 559 266 1283 230 815 33 1298 932 1071 403 709 467 442 1461 397 1449 1191 1419 362 967 1031 311 894 499