Dick Francis

Dick Francis

Dick Francis was born in Coedcanlas, Pembrokeshire, Wales on October 31st, 1920 and passed away at the age of 89 on February 14th, 2010.

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Dick Francis Stats: The highest rated book by Dick Francis on Book Notification is To the Hilt, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is Break In (Kit Fielding #1).

The most read book by Dick Francis on Book Notification is Under Orders, the 4th novel in the Sid Halley series. The second most read book is Whip Hand (Sid Halley #2).

Below is a complete list of Dick Francis books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Sid Halley Books in Publication Order (with Felix Francis)

List of Kit Fielding Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
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81962
2
81964
3
1965
4
1966
5
71967
6
1968
7
1969
8
1970
9
1971
10
61972
11
1973
12
1974
13
1975
14
101976
15
1977
16
1978
17
81980
18
71981
19
91982
20
7.51983
21
7.71984
22
7.51987
23
81988
24
81989
25
7.71990
26
81991
27
71992
28
81993
29
6.51994
30
8.31996
31
91997
32
91999
33
8.52000
34
2007
35
2008
36
82009
37
82010
38
2011
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List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Jefferson Hinkley Books in Publication Order (with Felix Francis)

List of Dick Francis Anthologies in Publication Order

Dick Francis: Biography

Dick Francis (Richard Stanley Francis) was born on October 31st, 1920. Dick passed away February 14th, 2010 at 89 years old. Dick Francis was born in Coedcanlas, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Dick Francis (Richard Stanley Francis) is probably best known for his Standalone Novels. There are currently 38 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1962 with the novel Dead Cert. The most recently released novel was Gamble which was released in 2011.

Dick Francis also wrote the Sid Halley series which has 6 books including Odds Against and Whip Hand.

Dick Francis: Awards & Accolades

Dick Francis won the Gumshoe Award, Lifetime Achievement, in 2003. Dick Francis was also nominated for the Crime Thriller Awards, ITV3 Writer's Award for Favourite Crime Genre Author, in 2009.

Francis' books have also won multiple awards, Forfeit won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1970. Whip Hand won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award, in 1979 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Mystery Novel in 1981. Come to Grief won the Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1996.

The following novels by Dick Francis were also nominated for these awards:

  • Nerve: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1964).
  • For Kicks: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1965).
  • Odds Against: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1965). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1967).
  • Flying Finish: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1966). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1968).
  • Forfeit: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1968).
  • Enquiry: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1969).
  • Blood Sport: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (1969).
  • Rat Race: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1970).
  • Bonecrack: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1971).
  • Smokescreen: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1972).
  • Slay Ride: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1973).
  • Knockdown: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1974).
  • Trial Run: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1978).
  • Reflex: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1980).
  • Twice Shy: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1981).
  • Banker: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1982).
  • The Danger: Crime Writer's Association Award, Gold Dagger Award (1983).
  • Come to Grief: Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel (1996).

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Dick Francis: F.A.Q

When was Dick Francis Born?

Dick Francis was born on October 31st, 1920.

When did Dick Francis die?

Dick Francis died on February 14th, 2010 at 89 years old.

Where was Dick Francis Born?

Dick Francis was born in Coedcanlas, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

What awards has Dick Francis won?

Dick Francis has won the following awards: Lifetime Achievement at the Gumshoe Award (2003).

What book awards has Dick Francis won?

Forfeit: Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (1970).
Whip Hand: Crime Writer's Association Award Gold Dagger Award (1979), Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (1981).
Come to Grief: Edgar Award Best Mystery Novel (1996).

What was the first book Dick Francis wrote?

The first novel written by Dick Francis was The Sport of Queens: The Autobiography of Dick Francis, published in 1957.

What was the most recent book Dick Francis wrote?

His most recently released work was Triple Crown on September 22nd, 2016.

How many books has Dick Francis written?

Dick Francis has written 51 books. 5 books in the Sid Halley Series, 2 books in the Kit Fielding Series, 37 Standalone Novels, 1 book in the Short Story Collections, 3 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 3 books in the Jefferson Hinkley Series.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    One of the best parts of a Dick Francis novel, was the first line, first paragraph, and first page in general. They hook you right from the start, and get you interested in finding out what happens next.

    The way the heroes each end up getting that fire in the belly, once their sense of injustice is sufficiently aroused. Many of Dick’s heroes were just ordinary guys with a keen sense of morality. And they end up being more resourceful and courageous than they, or their enemies, would have believed themselves to be.

    The books always are centered around the horse racing world in some way, too, which is an often overlooked world in fiction.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I had no idea what to expect when I first dipped my toes into Dick’s work. I saw a review a year ago that suggested that most of Dick’s books had a connection to horse racing.

    I did not believe the review because I couldn’t understand how an author could consistently tell stories in the mystery genre about horse racing.

    But clearly, I was wrong because all the books I’ve read thus far have a horse racing component. Also, they are immensely entertaining. Yes, some of his characters are current or former jockeys. But others are just ordinary people working within or around the horse racing industry.

    I am learning so much about horses and horse racing from these books. Normally, I am skeptical of the real-world information authors include in their novels. But Dick was a steeplechase jockey, so he knows what he’s talking about.

    mmorri@ymail.com
    mmorri@ymail.com
    8 months ago

    One of the few authors I can read all of their books over and over.

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