This is week 'F’ in the Crime Fiction Alphabet. The idea behind this meme is to write something related to crime fiction that’s based on the letter of the week. This can be an author, the name of a book or something to do with writing crime fiction. The post should be up by the end of each week. See the rules for the Alphabet in Crime Fiction here. This Meme is run by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise.
Something tells me I may have to bow out of this meme, time not allowing, but we’ll see. One of my favourite crime writers is Dick Francis (1920-2010). This gentleman was a jockey and in my view, an excellent storyteller. I’ve been reading him for a while now (read that as nearly twenty years) and have a fair number of his books. If you’re read him, you’ll know his novels are set in England around horses and the race track. Murder is usually on the agenda and is written in a suspenseful way that keeps you reading. He’s had to be doing something right to have had more than forty international best-sellers.
Now I believe in learning something new every day and found out just now that Francis’ last novels were written in tandem with his son. See the biography page for both men here.