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By Andrew P. Napolitano
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Topic - Dick Francis
The highly successful Francis franchise of mysteries celebrates its 50th anniversary with the publication this month of "Bloodline" by Felix Francis, son of the late writer Dick Francis.
On the evidence of his first solo effort, it appears that Felix Francis can write on his own. A family tradition can continue. Mr. Francis is the youngest son of the late, mega-popular thriller writer Dick Francis, whose 40-plus novels, starting with 1962's "Dead Cert," have sold tens of millions of copies and won the elder Francis every prize in the mystery biz on both sides of the Atlantic.
The bad news is there will be no more taut and intelligent mystery/thrillers from the hands of revered writer Dick Francis, who died in February at 89. The good news is that Felix Francis, Dick Francis' youngest son and co-author on the last four Francis novels, will attempt to continue the franchise.
"Even Money," the third collaboration between long time mystery writer Dick Francis and his son Felix, contains all the elements that have made the Francis franchise so successful since 1962.