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"Winning and losing", she said. "That's what it's all about."
"Racing?"
"Life."

⁣"Someone has it in for Cranfield, too. Both of us, it was. The Steward's couldn't possibly have warned off one of us without the other. We were knitted together so neatly."
"It makes me livid,"  Tony said violently. "It's wicked."
I nodded. "There was something else, too, about that Enquiry. Some undercurrent, running strong. At least, it was strong at the beginning. Something between Lord Gowery and Lord Ferth. And then Andy Tring, he was sitting there looking like a wilted lettuce." I shook my head and puzzlement. "It was like a couple of heavy animals lurking in the undergrowth, shaping up to fight each other. You couldn't see them, but there was a sort of quiver in the air. At least, that's how it seemed at one point...."
"Stewards are men," Tony said with bubblebursting matteroffactness. "Show me any organization which doesn't have some sort of power struggle going on under it's gentelmanaly surface. All you caught was a whiff of the old brimstone. State of nature. Nothing to do with whether you and Cranfield were guilty or not."
He had convinced me. He polished off the rest of the whiskey and told me not to forget to get some more.
Money. That was another thing. As of yesterday, I had no income. The Welfare State didn't pay unemployment benefits to the selfemployed, as all jockeys remembered every snowbound winter.
" I'm going to find out," I said abruptly.
"Find out what?"
"Who framed us."

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*Audiobook Review*

Enquiry by Dick Francis bolts out of the gate at a high rate of speed and never slowes down!

Overall, narrator Ralph Cosham's performance was  a solid four stars. I did have to slow the speed down on the settings which is something I've never had to do before as the speed of his narration was a bit too fast. 4★'s

Dick Francis is my one of my favorite authors as his novels were the start of my love of reading!
His stories are always unique and fast paced, loaded with suspence that will have you on the edge of your seat! He creates well fleshed out characters, some you love and some you hate which is exactly what he intends them to be! Classic good guy vs bad guys! You can't go wrong with a Dick Francis mystery!! Enquiry would not be my choice as a top Francis book, but it has a few things going for it. For one, this is focused on the horse racing industry. Many of Francis’ books have had horse racing as a side topic, mixing it with details on other topics like glass blowing or acting. This is all about the industry. This also had some action and some fast resolutions after what I thought was an overlong setup. The setup involved a quasi legal “courtroom proceeding” that was described by a confused victim throughout the first fifth of the book. That was not fun to go through, but once you finished that part, the story took off. You figure out who are the good guys and the bad guys pretty quickly here, so the fun is seeing how the good guys catch the bad ones.

I listened on audio and as usual for a Francis book I enjoyed the narration.
It's nice to be among a cool bunch of people that all like Dick Francis and now Felix as much as I do. I've been a fan now for about 3540 years, and when I want a fairly quick pickmeup, this is a really good place to go. My library had two of his books when I went last, and I lapped them up like a dog. Nice to get a Francis fix when I want one.

When Kelly Hughes rides the favourite into second place, he gets penalized for his trouble. Not only has he lost the race, but also his licence, as the Jockey Club suspends himbelieving he threw the race. Only he knows that the problem lay with the horse's performance, not his own. Suspecting he was framed, Kelly sets about finding out how it was done, and then who might have done it. But the closer he gets to the perpetrators, the more danger he finds himself in. Now there's more than his reputation and career at stake. There's also his life . . .there are many twists and turns throughout the book, and some of the characters who are good and bad. The resolution of the story is good. This isn't his best nor his worst. But a book you can read in an afternoon. Enjoy.
I have absolutely no interest in horse racing, but Francis makes the sport and the personalities involved in it clear and vivid. This book is about a gentleman jockey clearing his name and getting the girl. I could see Cary Grant in the role of Kelly Hughes and Grace Kelly as his employer's daughter, Roberta Cranfield. Enquiry wasn't Mr. Francis' best work. It was certainly readable (I finished it, and I have no qualms about dropping books that aren't worth my time) but it lacked the snapandcrackle and depth of most of his other works. Upon finishing I thought it might have been his first novel, because it felt like he may have just not gotten the trick of a rich plot yet, but I later learned it was his 8th. I'm glad that I've already read most of his others and therefore know Enquiry is an exception, not the rule. Trainer Dexter Cranfield and steeplechase jockey Kelly Hughes are summarily disqualified after an obviously rigged racing enquiry. Cranfield falls to pieces, but Hughes is made of tougher stuff and takes it upon himself to get back their licenses before the fast approaching Gold Cup. As with all Francis’ heroes, Kelly Hughes is not a run of the mill jockey. The son of a farm labourer he may be, but he holds a degree from the LSE, and was planning to enter the Civil Services when he lost his heart to racing. Brains, sheer guts, imperviousness to threats, violence and severe injury, softened by a quick intelligence, a kind heart and impeccable taste produce a true Francis protagonist.
But unlike all the previous books, which I truly enjoyed, this one is unusually slow to develop. In fact, the action begins only after a hundred pages or so. While the pace picks up and is maintained, the reader is in for another disappointment at the end. The solution to the mystery is difficult to swallow, and leaves one wishing for another twist in the tale in true Dick Francis style. One of the things that sure to get me to the edge of my seat in a good mystery is the false accusation when the hero is framed for a crime. It’s just such a situation that forms the heart of Enquiry and like any good hero, jockey Kelley Hughes is not going to stand by and allow his reputation to be ruined. What I liked most about this mystery is the way in which Hughes goes about trying to solve the mystery. He starts with direct confrontations of the men who lied about him and forged up fake evidence. This, quite naturally, doesn’t help him any. So he has to get increasingly sophisticated in his efforts to figure out who is behind the injustice—and all the while the unknown villain is taking steps to permanently stop Hughes from proving his innocence. This is a good quick read that left me totally satisfied.

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Kelly Hughes is a jockey, labelled a cheat by a Steward's enquiry. To clear his name he investigates all those who gave evidence, including the Chief Steward who was being blackmailed. Kelly, helped by Roberta, his employer's daughter, finds out who the real villain is and saves the stables.

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