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The Best Dick Francis Books

Updated October 13, 2018 500 votes 144 voters 5.5k views29 items

List RulesVote for the Dick Francis novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Dick Francis books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Dick Francis is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Dick Francis who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

Dead Cert and Whip Hand are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. What are Dick Francis's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1
    42
    6

    Straight

    Dick Francis

    First Published1989

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    37
    5

    To The Hilt

    Dick Francis

    First Published1996

  • 3
    24
    4

    Banker

    Dick Francis

    First Published1982

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    22
    4

    Hot Money

    Dick Francis

    First Published1987

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    19
    2

    Whip Hand

    Dick Francis

    First Published1979-10-08

    SubjectsHorse racing, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    20
    3

    Proof

    Dick Francis

    First Published1984

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
  • 8
    20
    6

    Decider

    Dick Francis

    First Published1993

  • 9
    15
    2

    Bolt

    Dick Francis

    First Published1986

  • 10
    17
    4

    Longshot

    Dick Francis

    First Published1990

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    14
    2

    Dead Cert

    Dick Francis

    First Published1962

    SubjectsHorse racing, Sports, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Historical novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    16
    5

    The Edge

    Dick Francis

    First Published1988

  • 13
    13
    2

    Break in

    Dick Francis

    First Published1985

  • 14
    13
    4

    The Danger

    Dick Francis

    First Published1983

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    11
    2

    Rat Race

    Dick Francis

    First Published1970

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    9
    0

    Odds Against

    Dick Francis

    First Published1965

  • 17
    12
    5

    Reflex

    Dick Francis

    First Published1980

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18
    10
    3

    Bonecrack

    Dick Francis

    First Published1971

  • 19
    11
    5

    For Kicks

    Dick Francis

    First Published1965

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    8
    2

    Come to Grief

    Dick Francis

    First Published1995

    SubjectsHorse racing, England

  • 21
    7
    2

    Driving Force

    Dick Francis

    First Published1992

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    8
    5

    Smokescreen

    Dick Francis

    First Published1972

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    5
    1

    High stakes

    Dick Francis

    Original LanguageEnglish

  • 24
    6
    6

    Wild Horses

    Dick Francis

    First Published1994

  • 25
    4
    2

    Knock Down

    Dick Francis

    First Published1974

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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