Sid Halley

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341 ratings

Odds Against Publisher's Summary

Amazing what bodily injury could do for a man.

A fall from a racehorse had left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. And now a bullet wound was helping him find one. He'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, but it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own.

That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again. But it was an even-money bet that he'd be killed before he had the chance.

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  • Book 1

    • Odds Against

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Amazing what bodily injury could do for a man. A fall from a racehorse had left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. And now a bullet wound was helping him find one. He'd been with a detective agency since his racing accident, but it wasn't until some two-bit hoodlum drilled a slug into his side that he was sent out on a case of his own. That was where he met Zanna Martin, a woman who just might make life worth living again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dick Francis

    • By Alex on 05-29-08

    Regular price: $25.30

    • Odds Against

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    It’s amazing what bodily injury can do for a man. A fall from a racehorse left brilliant jockey Sid Halley dangerously depressed, with a wrecked hand and the need for a new career. It was a bullet wound that helped him find one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By motown on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Whip Hand

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Sid Halley had one good hand and another made of metal. Five hundred pounds of horse had landed on him, directly ending his career as a brilliant jockey - and indirectly ending his marriage to the woman he loved. He had become a private investigator, quite a good one, though his new life could never erase the haunting memories of his past glories.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, very British

    • By Dennis on 02-21-10

    Regular price: $26.11

  • Book 3

    • Come to Grief

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Sid Halley, the ex-champion jockey turned investigator who appears in Odds Against and Whip Hand, is back and facing new dilemmas and dangers. The opening finds him having uncovered an obnoxious crime committed by a friend whom he, and everyone else, has held in affection bordering on love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narrator! Classic Dick Francis

    • By C. Johnson on 01-23-10

    Regular price: $26.11

  • Book 4

    • Under Orders

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Tony Britton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles Sid Halley. He knows the perils of racing all too well, but in his day, jockeys didn't reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Lia on 03-05-14

    Regular price: $26.11

    • Under Orders

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    "Sadly, death at the races is not uncommon. However, three in a single afternoon was sufficiently unusual to raise more than one eyebrow." It's the third death on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day that really troubles super-sleuth Sid Halley. Last seen in 1995's Come to Grief, former champion jockey Halley knows the perils of racing all too well but, in his day, jockeys didn't usually reach the finishing line with three .38 rounds in the chest.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Happy to see you again, Sid Halley!

    • By Lynne Phelps on 10-03-06

    Regular price: $28.00