"Francis captures our attention and holds us spellbound...All the breathless pace we have come to expect of this superb writer." The New York Times Book Review
"Few match Francis for dangerous flights of fancy and pure, inventive menace." Boston Herald
"[The] master of crime fiction and equine thrills." Newsday
"Each Francis novel seems to be his best." The Sunday Oklahoman
"Few writers have maintained such a high standard of excellence for as long as Dick Francis." The San Diego Union-Tribune
"It's either hard or impossible to read Mr. Francis without growing pleased with yourself: not only the thrill of vicarious competence imparted by the company of his heroes, but also the lore you collect as you go, feel like a field trip with the perfect guide." The New York Times Book Review
"One of the most reliable mystery writers working today...Francis's secret weapons are his protagonists. They are the kind of people you want for friends." Detroit News and Free Press
"[Francis] has the uncanny ability to turn out simply plotted yet charmingly addictive mysteries." The Wall Street Journal
"A rare and magical talent Kwho never writes the same story twice." The San Diego Union-Tribune
"For more than 30 years, Dick Francis has been mystery's Gibraltar, a sturdy rock in stormy straits. Nobody executes the whodunit formula better." Chicago Sun-Times"
He became one of the most successful postwar steeplechase jockeys, winning more than 350 races and riding for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. After his retirement from the saddle in 1957, he published an autobiography, "The Sport of Queens," before going on to write more than forty acclaimed books, including the "New York Times" bestsellers "Even Money" and "Silks."
A three-time Edgar Award winner, he also received the prestigious Crime Writers Association s Cartier Diamond Dagger, was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen s Birthday Honours List in 2000. He died in February 2010, at age eighty-nine, and remains among the greatest thriller writers of all time."