Jefferson Hinkley

12 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,293 ratings

Dick Francis's Gamble Publisher's Summary

Felix Francis co-wrote several horse racing mysteries with his late father Dick Francis before the legendary author passed away in 2010. Taking up the reins for his first solo effort, Felix delivers a captivating tale that franchise fans will thoroughly enjoy. Former jockey Nicholas “Foxy” Foxton is at the track one day when he witnesses the execution-style killing of his friend Herb Novak. Worried he might be next, Foxy wonders if there was a dark side to Herb he didn’t know about.

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  • Book 1

    • Dick Francis's Gamble

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    Felix Francis co-wrote several horse racing mysteries with his late father Dick Francis before the legendary author passed away in 2010. Taking up the reins for his first solo effort, Felix delivers a captivating tale that franchise fans will thoroughly enjoy. Former jockey Nicholas “Foxy” Foxton is at the track one day when he witnesses the execution-style killing of his friend Herb Novak. Worried he might be next, Foxy wonders if there was a dark side to Herb he didn’t know about.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Disappointing Read

    • By BC on 08-31-11

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Dick Francis's Bloodline

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 147

    When race caller and television presenter Mark Shillingford calls a race in which his twin sister, Clare, an accomplished and successful jockey, comes in second when she could have won, he believes the worst: that she lost on purpose, and the race was fixed. That night, Mark confronts Clare with his suspicions, she storms off after an argument - and it’s the last time Mark sees her alive. Hours later, Clare jumps to her death from the balcony of a London hotel...or so it seems. Devastated and guilty over her death, Mark goes in search of answers. What had led Clare to take her own life? Or was it not suicide at all?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast action packed without graphic sex & violence

    • By Su Co on 10-21-12

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Dick Francis' Refusal

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 239

    Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He'd been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Sid adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead under suspicious circumstances. And then a man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race-fixing...or else.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sid Halley is back

    • By Jean on 10-10-13

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 4

    • Dick Francis's Damage

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Neilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he’s tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place - the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable

    • By Cil on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Damage

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Michael Nielson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Jeff Hinkley, undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, is looking into the shady activities of a racehorse trainer. But as he's tailing his quarry through the Cheltenham Racing Festival, the last thing he expects to witness is a gruesome murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place – the administration of illegal drugs to his horses? Days later, many more horses test positive for prohibited stimulants.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • damage d

    • By Tracey on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $33.57

  • Book 5

    • Front Runner

    • A Dick Francis Novel
    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff Hinkley is approached by a multitime champion jockey to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does he know that the call will set off a lethal chain of events, including the apparent suicide of the jockey and an attempt on Hinkley's own life. Never one to leave suspicious events alone, Hinkley begins investigating the jockey and the races he may have thrown.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read!

    • By Bruce on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Front Runner

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Things are hotting up in this latest thriller from best-selling author Felix Francis, in his fifth solo novel Front Runner. Jefferson Hinkley is back. In his role as an undercover investigator for the British Horseracing Authority, Jeff is approached by the multi-time champion jockey, Dave Swinton, to discuss the delicate matter of losing races on purpose. Little does Jeff realise that the call would result in an attempt on his life, locked in a sauna with the temperature well above boiling point.

    Regular price: $32.53

  • Book 6

    • Triple Crown

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    Jeff Hinkley is back for a third outing. Still a British Horseracing Authority investigator, Jeff has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organization, an informant who is passing on confidential information to those under suspicion in American racing. Jeff attends the Kentucky Derby with the FACSA team, accompanying the Special Agents on a raid to a horse trainer's barn at Churchill Downs. Things do not go well.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Read

    • By Jean on 11-17-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Triple Crown

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Jeff Hinkley, a British Horseracing Authority investigator, has been seconded to the US Federal Anti-Corruption in Sports Agency (FACSA), where he has been asked to find a mole in their organisation, an informant who is passing on confidential information to fix races. Jeff goes in search of answers, taking on an undercover role as a groom on the backstretch at Belmont Park racetrack in New York. But he discovers far more than he was bargaining for.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pedestrian

    • By ACT1 on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $37.30

  • Book 7

    • Pulse

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    A smartly dressed man has been found unconscious at the local racecourse and is rushed to the hospital, where he subsequently dies. But who is he? Where does he come from? He had no form of identification on him, and no one claims the body. Doctor Chris Reynolds, a specialist who treated the deceased - and who struggles with mental health issues - is intrigued by the nameless dead man, obsessed even, and starts asking questions. However, someone doesn't want the questions answered and will go to any lengths to prevent it, including an attempted murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hugely satisfying! Best "Francis" ever!

    • By Kindle Customer on 02-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • Crisis

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Harrison Foster is a lawyer by training but works as a crisis manager for a London firm that specialises in such matters. Summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick Stables slaughters six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favourite for the Derby, Harry (as he is known) finds there is far more to the ‘simple’ fire than initially meets the eye. For a start, human remains are found amongst the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?   

    Regular price: $38.17

    • Crisis

    • By: Felix Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Harrison Foster, a crisis manager for a London firm, is summoned to Newmarket after a fire in the Chadwick stables kills six very valuable horses, including the short-priced favorite for the Derby. There is far more to the "simple" fire than initially meets the eye...for a start, human remains are found among the equestrian ones in the burnt-out shell. All the stable staff are accounted for, so who is the mystery victim?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed this very much

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99