Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Edge

The EdgeThe Edge 
by Dick Francis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I heard about this book on the Trains episode of Strong Sense of Place (my latest bookish podcast obsession). I had never read a Dick Francis novel because I didn't think I was interested in horseracing (and I still don't think I am), but this one was about trains and Canada and was a really good story which kept me up and turning pages well after I should have been sleeping. I will definitely be reading more Dick Francis novels.

The Great Transcontinental Mystery Race Train is a luxury trip across Canada (not quite the full 5,514 kilometres across, but close) for the international horse-racing community (including the horses) where a murder mystery production will be part of the planned fun. Our hero Tor Kelsey is going along, incognito, to make sure that a well-known blackmailer who signed up for the trip at the last minute doesn't spoil all the fun.

This novel counts toward the  Canadian Book Challenge as most of it takes place in Canada.  

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