Sad news has arrived for mystery readers. The author Dick Francis died on Sunday, February 14. As a former jockey who had a spectacularly successful career, he brought that experience to his books which centered on the horse racing world. Dick Francis was the winner of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Cartier Diamond Dagger and the only three-time recipient of the Mystery Writer of America’s Edgar Award for Best Novel, winning for Forfeit  in 1970, Whip Hand in 1981, and Come to Grief in 1996, the same year he was made a Grand Master for a lifetime’s achievement. He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2000.
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