Guilty not guilty / Felix Francis.
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|Barnesville Public Library||M FRA (Text)||33500013165824||New||Available||-|
|Fosston Public Library||M FRA (Text)||33500013165832||New||Checked out||12/26/2019|
- ISBN: 9780525536796
- ISBN: 0525536795
- Physical Description: x, 374 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 
- Copyright: ©2019
"First published in Great Britain by Simon & Schuster UK 2019"--Title page verso.
Bill Russell is acting as a volunteer steward at Warwick races when he confronts his worst nightmare---the violent death of his much-loved wife. But, the aftermath proves much worse when he is accused of killing her and then hounded mercilessly by the media. Losing his job and in danger of losing his home too, Bill's life begins to unravel completely. Even his best friends turn against him, thinking him guilty of the heinous crime, despite the lack of any compelling evidence. As Bill sets out to clear his name, he finds that proving one's innocence isn't easy. He believes he can track down the true culprit, but can he prove it before he becomes the murderer's next victim? Guilty Not Guilty is a journey of greed and jealousy set against the grief of personal tragedy, with many a twist and turn along the way.-- Publisher's description.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
*Starred Review* This is a departure for Francis, who coauthored four equestrian mysteries with his father, the renowned steeplechase jockey and writer Dick Francis; after his father's death, Francis wrote nine mysteries on his own, still with "A Dick Francis Novel" emblazoned on the covers. The departure here is from the racing world, long the backdrop of all Dick Francis and Felix Francis mysteries. We do begin with a typical Francis on-the-racetrack shock: racing steward Bill Russell learns, just before the races at Warwick Racecourse, that his wife has been murdered at home. But the racing connection is soon left behind; Russell, a former amateur steeplechase jockey, is now just a volunteer steward and a self-employed business consultant. We move very quickly to new ground, as Russell, who narrates the story, becomes the prime suspect in his wife's murder. The story is reminiscent of Joseph Finder's thrillers, in which an ordinary man is suddenly plunged into an extraordinary situation, with the noose tightening on every page. Francis writes a stunning paranoid thriller here, with all evidence pointing against Russell, friends and acquaintances shunning him, and the media condemning him (seizing on the fact that he's the son of an earl, and was raised in a castle in Wales). Fans who may be disappointed at the loss of a solid racing connection will soon cheer for this dark horse. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Felix Francis, a graduate of London University, is an accomplished outdoorsman, marksman, and pilot who has assisted with the research of many of his father's novels. The coauthor and author of numerous Dick Francis novels, most recently Crisis, he lives in England.
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