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This former jockey was a successful mystery novelist for over 40 years.
One of the most successful post-WWII steeplechase jockeys, Dick Francis (1920-2010) won more than 350 races. After retiring from horse racing, he turned his hand to writing mystery novels set against the thrilling background of his beloved sport. He went on to publish more than 40 books and is regarded as one of the top mystery writers of all time. His son, Felix Francis, continues his father’s legacy with suspense filled thrillers set in the racing world.