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Hands Down

Hands Down

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Hands Down is the 6th mystery featuring Sid Halley, written by Felix Francis around characters originated by his late father, Dick Francis. Don't worry if you, like me have forgotten the details of Sid Halley's life and, notably, how he lost his hand because yes, it has been a while and more importantly, Francis does a good job of catching you up, making this both a good addition to the series and a fine standalone. Hands Down is pure storytelling, wonderfully written, which had me hooked from the opening pages, it is a read which you need to know what is going to happen next and in which direction is the author going to take. Watching the news the following day, he sees that Bremner’s horse barn has gone up in flames, and several horses have been killed, including, perhaps, Bremner. Because the details of the plot would have had more time to leak out of context from my constantly replenished brain bucket of memories.

He soon finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that cuts to the very heart of the integrity of British horse racing, and then danger comes closer to home than ever. Can Sid get to the bottom of what's going on before he too becomes a victim, while, at the same time, saving his marriage? I have to think that Francis does not know many women, or go to racing often, because almost every character is a man.Reading her collection of books has stirred up a lot of memories, mostly of our shared love of reading. What a pleasure to find a comfy spot, tell the world to go away for awhile and settle down with the new mystery featuring Sid Halley. Hands Down is pure storytelling, wonderfully written, which had me hooked from the opening pages, it is a read which you need to know what is going to happen next and in which direction is the author going to take you.

His wife Marina has decided she needs some time out of their marriage to think about the future and Sid is devastated. I decided to make reading her entire collection a part of my reading challenge for the next couple of years (she has a HUGE collection), as well as a way to pay tribute to my mum, who was such a voracious reader. Halley, though, gets involved into sorting out the agent extortion scheme without putting the careers of the jockey victims in jeopardy with the national racing authorities. I understand I can change my preference through my account settings or unsubscribe directly from any marketing communications at any time.

With enough backstory to fill in the blanks and enough twists and turns to keep you saying "just one more chapter", I was in Sid Halley's world and enjoying every page. Felix Francis is showing himself a worthy successor to his father (though some say it was Mom Francis that really wrote for Dick) once again in this Sid Halley mystery that goes into the weeds on betting on and throwing steeplechase horseraces in England and Scotland. Sid Halley, a private investigator, has a new left hand, having had a transplant since his last appearance in Refusal. But the journey is enjoyable and I found myself once again rooting for Sid's victory in both his professional and personal life.



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