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1. Dead Heat
2. Prénom Anglais: Lisa, Frank,
3. England to Egypt: The photographic
4. Introduction a La Vie Dévote:
5. History of the Early Settlement
7. Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's
8. 10 Lb. Penalty
9. Time Life Library Of Art: The
10. The Epic of Mount Everest: The
11. A history of the early settlement

1. Dead Heat
by Dick Francis, Felix Francis
Hardcover: 352 Pages (2007-09-17)
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Asin: 0399154760
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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After a six-year absence from the bestseller lists, Dick Francis roared out of the gate with 2006's Under Orders, demonstrating once again every ounce of his famed narrative drive, brilliant plotting, and simmering suspense. Hard on the heels of that triumph comes Dead Heat, set against the backdrop of Britain's famed Two Thousand Guineas Stakes.

Max Moreton is a rising culinary star and his Newmarket restaurant, The Hay Net, has brought him great acclaim and a widening circle of admirers. But when nearly all the guests who enjoyed one of his meals at a private catered affair fall victim to severe food poisoning, his kitchen is shuttered and his reputation takes a hit. Scrambling to meet his next obligation, an exclusive luncheon for forty in the glass-fronted private boxes at the Two Thousand Guineas, Max must overcome the previous evening's disaster and provide the new American sponsors of the year's first classic race with a day to remember.

Then a bomb blast rips through the private boxes, killing some of Max's trusted staff as well as many of the guests. As survivors are rushed to the hospital, Max is left to survey the ruins of the grandstand-and of his career. Two close calls are too close for comfort, and Max vows to protect his name-and himself- before it's too late. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (61)

2-0 out of 5 stars Poorly written
I tried to listen to this as an audio book, read by Martin Jarvis. I suppose Jarvis' narration was okay...I've heard better (my favorite, Robin Bailey).

But the flaws in the book stood out all the more with thr narration - the amateur (ie Felix's mistake, one assumes). The speaker of every single sentence is identified. "He said, she said, he replied", etc. Every - single- one. May just be passable in a book but in an audiobook it grated on the nerves.

The plot...yes...the bombing at the race course to kill one person might *seem* over the top for a Mafia style villain - that wholesale indiscriminate slaughter is usually the province of terrorists - but in 20th and 21st century Western world...we might be approaching that in real life.

This is not the book to start reading if you want to get hooked on Dick Francis .

5-0 out of 5 stars Very satisfying
I listened to Dead Heat as an audiobook.From the first chapter, I was thrilled that this was every bit as good as the Dick Francis books I remember from decades ago.The plot was fast moving and very interesting.I grew to care about Max, Caroline, and even Viola.I loved that Max was a chef, which brought me into the world of food and restaurants.It was a great compliment to the world of horse racing.I hope that the Francis duo will bring back these characters in another book.I'd love to see "what happens next." As for Martin Jarvis' performance, it was excellent.Each character had their own voice and his performance really brought out their personalities.The perfect performer for a great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Murdered by friends
"Lots of people are murdered by their friends," Max Moreton remarks jokingly. As it turns out, the joke almost comes true in his case.

Max is a minor celebrity chef offering haute cuisine in a restaurant on the outskirts of Newmarket. His career, however, is seriously threatened when hundreds of guests fall ill after a dinner he caters at the Newmarket races. He can't figure out what went wrong.

This is just the beginning of Max's troubles. When, the very next day, he caters a lunch in the VIP boxes at Newmarket, he's nearly blown up in an explosion.

As is the habit of Dick Francis heroes, Max starts digging into matters that are deeper and darker than he realizes. Before he can begin to guess why, someone is trying to kill him.

I really liked this book. Of course I couldn't help analyzing the difference between classic Dick Francis mysteries and this one, written in collaboration with his son Felix. There's no fat in a Dick Francis plot. Whereas Felix, who is physical plumper than his dad was, gives us a plumper story line. He's more emotive - and a lot less interested in horses!

Dead Heat has an ingenious plot. The characters are believably quirky (my favorite being the laughing lawyer). Max's romance with a viola player from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is charmingly presented. And I thoroughly enjoyed the ambience of the world of haute cuisine.

3-0 out of 5 stars Francis does it again.
Max Moreton is a rising young chef.His career takes a nosedive when almost everyone at a function he catered comes down sick, very sick.He knows he didn't do anything stupid, out of the ordinary, and that his ingredients were up to his usual high standards.Life gets more complicated when a bomb goes off the next day, and again he's catering the function.Who is after him, and why?

Francis can be relied upon to deliver a good story, a story connected somehow to horses and racing, a story in which the protagonist gets the crap beaten out of him somewhere along the line, and a story where the hero (usually) finds love.DEAD HEAT doesn't let readers down.The reader learns something about catering and about violas and orchestras.Francis doesn't sink to giving recipes, for which we can all be grateful.It's quite enough that Francis once again delivers an enjoyable read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A winner
Reading any Dick Francis book with or without his son Felix Francis is always a pleasure.The characters have enough depth so that you can get inside their heads.The plots are complex and take the reader on unexpected journeys.While writing about murder Francis does it without exposing the reader to excessive blood and gore but you get his point none-the-less.Highly recommend all of his books. ... Read more

2. Prénom Anglais: Lisa, Frank, Francis, William, Collin, Stacy, Holly, Jane, Sharman, Alvin, Yuna, Maud, Andrew, Jaymie, Gaby (French Edition)
 Paperback: 52 Pages (2010-08-06)
list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$19.99
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Asin: 1159904146
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Les achats comprennent une adhésion à l'essai gratuite au club de livres de l'éditeur, dans lequel vous pouvez choisir parmi plus d'un million d'ouvrages, sans frais. Le livre consiste d'articles Wikipedia sur : Lisa, Frank, Francis, William, Collin, Stacy, Holly, Jane, Sharman, Alvin, Yuna, Maud, Andrew, Jaymie, Gaby. Non illustré. Mises à jour gratuites en ligne. Extrait : Lisa est un prénom féminine anglophone raccourci d'Élisabeth. Lisa peut désigner : ...http://booksllc.net/?l=fr ... Read more

3. England to Egypt: The photographic views of Francis Frith
by Stacy Miyagawa
 Unknown Binding: 20 Pages (1988)

Asin: B00071TVFW
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4. Introduction a La Vie Dévote: Reveuë Par L'autheur Avant Son Deceds Et Augmentée De La Manière De Dire Devotement Le Chapelet Et De Bien Servir La Vierge Marie, Volume 1 (French Edition)
by Saint Francis, Samuel Silvestre De Stacy
Paperback: 472 Pages (2010-03-24)
list price: US$37.75 -- used & new: US$21.37
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Asin: 1147951519
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

5. History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts from 1639 to 1800 with a Genealogical Register of Its Inhabitants Prior to 1800
by Francis Jackson
 Unknown Binding: Pages (1854)

Asin: B000IRU87U
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by Francis JACKSON
 Hardcover: Pages (1854)

Asin: B000L6O7ZW
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7. Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West, 1847-1849 (Books 1-5) (The Francis Tucket Books)
by Gary Paulsen
Paperback: 560 Pages (2003-09-09)
list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$4.23
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Asin: 0440419670
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Fourteen-year-old Francis is heading west in a wagon train on the Oregon Trail when he’s kidnapped by Pawnees. His adventures during the two-year search for his family teach him how to live by the harsh code of the wilderness, and give readers an exciting panoramic vision of the West at a time of settlement and of war with Mexico. Along the way, Francis meets up with Mr. Grimes, a one-armed mountain man, and later rescues Lottie and Billy, children abandoned on the prairie. Together the three encounter bandits, soldiers, storms, eccentric travellers, and discover an ancient treasure. But the real treasure lies at the end of the trail—Tucket’s home. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Children's book Author!
My 11 yo son, loved this series of books. He has always been a reluctant reader, so when he finally consented to read this collection of books, I was surprised. Mostly because of the size of this book. 560 pages is alot in one book for a reluctant reader. He finished the book last night, and is begging for more. I'm very proud, and equally excited. Gary Paulsen books are a must. He seems to get even the most stubborn child to read, whether girl or boy.

I recommend ANY of Gary Paulsen's books, for kids and adults!

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME SERIES!!
I bought the whole series in one book, for quite frankly, the better value.We had read the first installment Mr. Tucket from our library, and fell instantly in love with the books.This book is PERFECT if you have a young reader like my son who reads way above his grade level, but are concerned about appropriate subject matter.Tucket's Travels is the perfect way to read the whole series, as we often found ourselves going from one book to the next without even realizing it.While the storylines are sometimes a little violent, they are always presented with a sense of justice, honesty, and historical content.Mr. Paulsen didn't disappoint when he set out to create a character that will truly capture the heart and imagination of the reader.A must have for anyone interested in the Oregon Trail and early Western history!!Just one question, Mr. Paulsen, where's the book about the early life of Mr. Grimes?

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for young readers
I'm always looking for books that will hold my 8 yr. old son's
interest.He is enthralled with this series
and often wants to read longer than his school requires.
Sometimes we read aloud together and it is interesting for
adults as well.Be aware that this particular book contains books
1-5 which I didn't realize until it arrived!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read for boys!
My 9 year old son is a new fan of Gary Paulsen, having read through the Hatchet series together at bedtimes.Now we are enjoying the exciting adventures of Francis Tucket on his journey west.I would recommend this book (or the series) to young men of this age or older who enjoy excitement and outdoorsy adventures.What a great read!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Wild Adventure!!
I am a fan of this time period and so these books were great! I was completely wrapped up in the books, held from beginning to end. Francis' adventures and trials were bunches of fun to experience and I will no doubt pick it up soon and reread it again!

The writing is simple enough for a twelve year old to understand, yet I found it enjoyable. This author is great! I highly recommend these books!!

Katie McCurdy
(Author of 'Journey of Faith') ... Read more

8. 10 Lb. Penalty
by Dick Francis
Hardcover: Pages (1997)
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Asin: 3991430258
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9. Time Life Library Of Art: The World Of Durer 1471-
by Francis and Editors of Time Life Russell
Hardcover: Pages (1967)

Asin: B0013P3G66
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10. The Epic of Mount Everest: The Historic Account of Mallory's Expeditions
by Sir Francis Younghusband
Paperback: 254 Pages (2000-10-01)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$99.70
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Asin: 0330482858
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The classic account of George Mallory¹s three expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920s.With a new Introduction by Patrick French. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Climbing Everest
A fascinating story of those who tackled Everest early in the 20th century. It is the story of Mallory, who may have reached the summit before Edmund Hilliary.

4-0 out of 5 stars Epic on Mount Everest
A fascinating look back to a time when the support of hundreds of porters etc was available to small groups of mountaineers. It illustrates how approaches have changed and is a "must read" for anyone interested in Himalayan mountaineering over the decades. Buy it, read it and drift back in time! ... Read more

11. A history of the early settlement of Newton. county of Middlesex
by Jackson. Francis. 1789-1861.
 Paperback: Pages (1854-01-01)

Asin: B002WUGSGQ
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