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Author: Dick Francis Narrator: Simon Jones, Simon Prebble Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 1994 ISBN: 9780743541176
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From the acclaimed master of mystery and suspense comes a thrilling novel about the illusion of film—and the reality of murder.

When a film director hears a friend’s deathbed confession about an unsolved crime that rocked the racing world nearly 30 years ago, he is compelled to pick up the thread of the unfinished tale. But someone is willing to do anything—including commit murder—to see to it that the story is never told.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book’s pages seem to turn by themselves.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Another winner.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “[A] quite splendid novel...[Francis] offers wonderful set pieces and moves his large and colorful cast with the aplomb of a seasoned director...He has created a representative of a vanishing, even endangered, fictional species: the thoroughly decent chap we care about. A tip-top thriller.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Francis has the formula for success down pat. He’s a dependably good writer who can churn out one mystery after another and still keep them interesting... Another winner from this popular writer.”


  • “Francis’ fans will not be disappointed with his latest offering...Besides providing a many-faceted mystery and the author’s trademark insights into the horse world, this novel offers an in-depth, fascinating behind-the-scenes view of filmmaking.” 

    School Library Journal

  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

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About the Author

Dick Francis, (1920–2010) a former champion steeplechase jockey, was the author of many bestselling mysteries set in the world of horse racing. The only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award for best novel, his awards include the Gold Dagger, the Cartier Diamond Dagger, the MWA’s Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tufts University of Boston, and in 2000 he received a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

About the Narrators

Simon Jones is an English actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. Besides winning many AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, he has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, including for top prize of Audiobook of the Year. He was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine and as “Narrator of the Year” in 2005 by Publishers Weekly. As an actor, he has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street remake. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote. He studied at Cambridge University and the legendary Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club.

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.