In the Frame

  • by Dick Francis
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charles Todd is an English artist who is well known and respected for his renderings of sleek and athletic horses. What he now faces at his cousin Donald's house is also art - the art of a perfectly brutal murderer. Donald's home has been burglarized and his wife, Regina, is lying on her back dead, her face the color of cream. Donald is shattered, shocked, and a prime suspect. And Todd suddenly finds himself involved in a dangerous man-hunt as he searches, against all odds, for an elusive killer and some murderous answers.

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What the Critics Say

"Excitement from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)
"Action, character, and color ride in perfect balance again….Francis stays on top because he remembers to touch bottom." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Few things are more convincing than Dick Francis at full gallop." (Chicago Tribune)

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Art and Horses Combined Makes this one Intriguing

Another great Dick Francis book and wonderfully read by Goffrey Howard. Here we have art mixed in with the horse world. While not really centered on racing this time, this is about Charles Todd, an artist, whose speciality is painting horses. He gets caught up in trying to unravel a mystery revolving around famous works of art of horses. Again, several places were very tense, wondering if he was going to emerge with his skin in tact! :-) This is a solid story with several twists along the way to make it even more fun. You won't regret listening to this one!
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- Mary A.

Great story!

I have read every Dick Francis novel and enjoyed the audio presentation of this one very much. I have only 1 complaint, and that is that the reader does not make enough use of 'voices'. He has emotion etc and the book is well read and clear to listen to, but incomparison to some of the other readers he comes over as bland. I would still, however, recommend this to anyone who enjoys mystery without all the huge drama that sometimes comes along with it. It is realistic and the characters are likeable. I will get all the Dick Francis books I can that are available on audio.
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- Caroline

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.