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Dead Heat [Epub] ➟ Dead Heat ➤ Glenis Wilson – Polishdarling.co.uk Jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to turn reluctant sleuth yet again in the fourth of this fast paced, highly entertaining racing mystery series Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with gui Jump jockey Harry Radcliffe is forced to turn reluctant sleuth yet again in the fourth of this fast paced, highly entertaining racing mystery series Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences for his ex wife Annabel and her new partner Sir Jeffrey, as well as horse box driver John Dunston s suicide Or did it A letter handed to Harry at John s funeral contains the shocking revelation that the circumstances surrounding his death are not what they seemAs Harry investigates, he uncovers links to his last case, as well as the death of his boss Mike Grantley s wife, Monica, in a skiing accident With a trip to Switzerland and a budding romance on the cards, Harry is a man in demand But someone wants the letter and will stop at nothing to get it Is Harry s pursuit of the truth another dangerous step too far.


10 thoughts on “Dead Heat

  1. Elaine Tomasso Elaine Tomasso says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House for an advance copy of Dead Heat, the fourth novel to feature jockey Harry Radcliffe.When Harry attends John Dunstan s funeral he is handed a letter from John stating that if Harry is reading it he was murdered and had no intention of committing suicide as everyone believes Determined to investigate Harry finds links to his other investigations and some unsavoury practices.I enjoyed Dead Heat which is a fairly convoluted tale of murder and bad be I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House for an advance copy of Dead Heat, the fourth novel to feature jockey Harry Radcliffe.When Harry attends John Dunstan s funeral he is handed a letter from John stating that if Harry is reading it he was murdered and had no intention of committing suicide as everyone believes Determined to investigate Harry finds links to his other investigations and some unsavoury practices.I enjoyed Dead Heat which is a fairly convoluted tale of murder and bad behaviour, very much in the style of early Dick Francis Initially I found it difficult to keep up with the plot and its frequent references to Harry s last case although I have read Dead Reckoning, the previous novel, obviously too long ago for the detail to have stuck Maybe this is the exception where reading the novels back to back makessense Once in the swing of his new case it all got easier to follow although sorting out the myriad of characters and their relationships takes a little longer I found myself backtracking at some points to get it all clear It is an old fashioned novel and if not for the mentions of sat navs and the smoking ban I would have thought it was written 30 years ago The most obvious example is someone wanting John Dunstan s letter back and the lengths Harry goes to hide it Why not just scan it and hide it in the cloud The novel is, I would say, half crime novel and half examination of the racing world I found the detail fascinating, especially the descriptions of ice racing in St Moritz, but ultimately mostly irrelevant to his investigation I know my review so far has been quite negative but actually it is refreshing to get a straightforward action mystery novel which doesn t go in for a lot of mental anguish and self examination It is plot driven so the ins and outs of who did what and why kept me turning the pages from start to finish The solution isn t particularly innovative but I did get a surprise at the revelation of Mr Big.Dead Heat is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending


  2. Janet Janet says:

    Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences for his ex wife Annabel and her new partner Sir Jeffrey, as well as horse box driver John Dunston s suicide A letter handed to Harry at John s funeral contains the shocking revelation that the circumstances surrounding his death are not what they seem As Harry investigates, he uncovers links to his last Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences for his ex wife Annabel and her new partner Sir Jeffrey, as well as horse box driver John Dunston s suicide A letter handed to Harry at John s funeral contains the shocking revelation that the circumstances surrounding his death are not what they seem As Harry investigates, he uncovers links to his last case, as well as the death of his boss Mike Grantley s wife, Monica, in a skiing accident With a trip to Switzerland and a budding romance on the cards, Harry is a man in demand This is the fourth Radcliffe book, which could be read on its own but there are lots of references to the previous book which could be confusing if you haven t read Dead Reckoning This is another well written book very much in the style of Dick Francis or John Francome so if like me you enjoy their books then you ll enjoy this I quickly found myself drawn into the book but at times the storyline seemed to become a bit convoluted The characters are well portrayed have depth Overall an enjoyable read of half murder mystery half horse racing relatedMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read


  3. Anne, Unfinished Woman Anne, Unfinished Woman says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Continuing from the previous adventures of Harry Radcliffe, the murder of Alice Goode is still open And Harry is given an envelop by Philip Caxton from John Dunstion, at his funeral, believed to have committed suicide Instead the letter asks tells him that John was murdered and his son, in prison also He asks that Harry find the person who did it, and also relates that there is package, his only clue, waiting with the attorney, also leading to the murder of Alice, a prostitute Of course this Continuing from the previous adventures of Harry Radcliffe, the murder of Alice Goode is still open And Harry is given an envelop by Philip Caxton from John Dunstion, at his funeral, believed to have committed suicide Instead the letter asks tells him that John was murdered and his son, in prison also He asks that Harry find the person who did it, and also relates that there is package, his only clue, waiting with the attorney, also leading to the murder of Alice, a prostitute Of course this leads to his being beaten and Annabel and her lover, Sir Jeffery being threatened He gives them the have burned letter, and gains some time At the same time and related is a requests from Victor Maudsley whose son in law is gambling away their house, and Victor s money He gets Harry to agree to talk to him A number of clues lead to the gambling group that lead by Caxton that has multiple people in trouble, including other members of the jump jockey staff Many players in this installment, and a number of times that Harry is attacked, and then tended to by Annabel, a spiritual healer as well as a psychotherapist which the author repeats too many times In the end Caxton holds the deeds to the training yards of his father as Patrick is trying to get them back when he tells Caxton of the abortion his stepson had his girlfriend get and then kills Caxton Harry nearly drowns in the flood swollen River Ouse, and Patrick goes under trying to get away I like this character and his relationship with Leo, his monster cat, and hopefully in the next he can manage to keep away from the thugs as he solves another case Plenty of races, including snow ice racing on the lake in St Moritz, and exciting wins for Harry


  4. Liz Liz says:

    Again, I am liking this series set in the English racing world Do to the time spent investigating murders close to him and the injuries he has suffered as a result detailed in the earlier books, do read in order , Harry Radcliffe has missed a lot of races and is uncertain that he can make up the ground in order to remain Champion Jockey for the year So, the last thing he wants is to do a Phillip Marlowe and investigate another possible murder But when people close to him are threatened, he Again, I am liking this series set in the English racing world Do to the time spent investigating murders close to him and the injuries he has suffered as a result detailed in the earlier books, do read in order , Harry Radcliffe has missed a lot of races and is uncertain that he can make up the ground in order to remain Champion Jockey for the year So, the last thing he wants is to do a Phillip Marlowe and investigate another possible murder But when people close to him are threatened, he has no choice in the matter.The one thing I don t like in the stories are the author s decision to have Harry foreshadow events later detailed in the stories I wish she would just let the story flow But I hope she continues with the character and I am glad the library purchased this new book in the series


  5. Mary Mary says:

    Quite poor unfortunately, badly and not clearly plotted with annoying characters.


  6. Martha Brindley Martha Brindley says:

    Book four in the Harry Radcliffe series and it did not disappoint me This tale of murder revolves around the horse racing industry I enjoyed it and it kept me engrossed throughout.Thanks to Net Galley for my copy.


  7. Anna Fox Anna Fox says:

    Well written, fourth in the series, so I ve missed a lot that gets mentioned The mystery is good and the main character, Harry, has good friends that back him up and help him in the asking of questions to solve this mystery Which I by no means was able to solve or even come close to who did it.Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review I recommend this series and if possible suggest starting from the beginning.


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10 thoughts on “Dead Heat

  1. Elaine Tomasso Elaine Tomasso says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House for an advance copy of Dead Heat, the fourth novel to feature jockey Harry Radcliffe.When Harry attends John Dunstan s funeral he is handed a letter from John stating that if Harry is reading it he was murdered and had no intention of committing suicide as everyone believes Determined to investigate Harry finds links to his other investigations and some unsavoury practices.I enjoyed Dead Heat which is a fairly convoluted tale of murder and bad be I would like to thank Netgalley and Severn House for an advance copy of Dead Heat, the fourth novel to feature jockey Harry Radcliffe.When Harry attends John Dunstan s funeral he is handed a letter from John stating that if Harry is reading it he was murdered and had no intention of committing suicide as everyone believes Determined to investigate Harry finds links to his other investigations and some unsavoury practices.I enjoyed Dead Heat which is a fairly convoluted tale of murder and bad behaviour, very much in the style of early Dick Francis Initially I found it difficult to keep up with the plot and its frequent references to Harry s last case although I have read Dead Reckoning, the previous novel, obviously too long ago for the detail to have stuck Maybe this is the exception where reading the novels back to back makessense Once in the swing of his new case it all got easier to follow although sorting out the myriad of characters and their relationships takes a little longer I found myself backtracking at some points to get it all clear It is an old fashioned novel and if not for the mentions of sat navs and the smoking ban I would have thought it was written 30 years ago The most obvious example is someone wanting John Dunstan s letter back and the lengths Harry goes to hide it Why not just scan it and hide it in the cloud The novel is, I would say, half crime novel and half examination of the racing world I found the detail fascinating, especially the descriptions of ice racing in St Moritz, but ultimately mostly irrelevant to his investigation I know my review so far has been quite negative but actually it is refreshing to get a straightforward action mystery novel which doesn t go in for a lot of mental anguish and self examination It is plot driven so the ins and outs of who did what and why kept me turning the pages from start to finish The solution isn t particularly innovative but I did get a surprise at the revelation of Mr Big.Dead Heat is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending


  2. Janet Janet says:

    Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences for his ex wife Annabel and her new partner Sir Jeffrey, as well as horse box driver John Dunston s suicide A letter handed to Harry at John s funeral contains the shocking revelation that the circumstances surrounding his death are not what they seem As Harry investigates, he uncovers links to his last Champion jockey Harry Radcliffe is wracked with guilt, reeling from the knowledge that his recent attempt to solve the murder of local prostitute Alice Goode has led to devastating consequences for his ex wife Annabel and her new partner Sir Jeffrey, as well as horse box driver John Dunston s suicide A letter handed to Harry at John s funeral contains the shocking revelation that the circumstances surrounding his death are not what they seem As Harry investigates, he uncovers links to his last case, as well as the death of his boss Mike Grantley s wife, Monica, in a skiing accident With a trip to Switzerland and a budding romance on the cards, Harry is a man in demand This is the fourth Radcliffe book, which could be read on its own but there are lots of references to the previous book which could be confusing if you haven t read Dead Reckoning This is another well written book very much in the style of Dick Francis or John Francome so if like me you enjoy their books then you ll enjoy this I quickly found myself drawn into the book but at times the storyline seemed to become a bit convoluted The characters are well portrayed have depth Overall an enjoyable read of half murder mystery half horse racing relatedMy honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read


  3. Anne, Unfinished Woman Anne, Unfinished Woman says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Continuing from the previous adventures of Harry Radcliffe, the murder of Alice Goode is still open And Harry is given an envelop by Philip Caxton from John Dunstion, at his funeral, believed to have committed suicide Instead the letter asks tells him that John was murdered and his son, in prison also He asks that Harry find the person who did it, and also relates that there is package, his only clue, waiting with the attorney, also leading to the murder of Alice, a prostitute Of course this Continuing from the previous adventures of Harry Radcliffe, the murder of Alice Goode is still open And Harry is given an envelop by Philip Caxton from John Dunstion, at his funeral, believed to have committed suicide Instead the letter asks tells him that John was murdered and his son, in prison also He asks that Harry find the person who did it, and also relates that there is package, his only clue, waiting with the attorney, also leading to the murder of Alice, a prostitute Of course this leads to his being beaten and Annabel and her lover, Sir Jeffery being threatened He gives them the have burned letter, and gains some time At the same time and related is a requests from Victor Maudsley whose son in law is gambling away their house, and Victor s money He gets Harry to agree to talk to him A number of clues lead to the gambling group that lead by Caxton that has multiple people in trouble, including other members of the jump jockey staff Many players in this installment, and a number of times that Harry is attacked, and then tended to by Annabel, a spiritual healer as well as a psychotherapist which the author repeats too many times In the end Caxton holds the deeds to the training yards of his father as Patrick is trying to get them back when he tells Caxton of the abortion his stepson had his girlfriend get and then kills Caxton Harry nearly drowns in the flood swollen River Ouse, and Patrick goes under trying to get away I like this character and his relationship with Leo, his monster cat, and hopefully in the next he can manage to keep away from the thugs as he solves another case Plenty of races, including snow ice racing on the lake in St Moritz, and exciting wins for Harry


  4. Liz Liz says:

    Again, I am liking this series set in the English racing world Do to the time spent investigating murders close to him and the injuries he has suffered as a result detailed in the earlier books, do read in order , Harry Radcliffe has missed a lot of races and is uncertain that he can make up the ground in order to remain Champion Jockey for the year So, the last thing he wants is to do a Phillip Marlowe and investigate another possible murder But when people close to him are threatened, he Again, I am liking this series set in the English racing world Do to the time spent investigating murders close to him and the injuries he has suffered as a result detailed in the earlier books, do read in order , Harry Radcliffe has missed a lot of races and is uncertain that he can make up the ground in order to remain Champion Jockey for the year So, the last thing he wants is to do a Phillip Marlowe and investigate another possible murder But when people close to him are threatened, he has no choice in the matter.The one thing I don t like in the stories are the author s decision to have Harry foreshadow events later detailed in the stories I wish she would just let the story flow But I hope she continues with the character and I am glad the library purchased this new book in the series


  5. Mary Mary says:

    Quite poor unfortunately, badly and not clearly plotted with annoying characters.


  6. Martha Brindley Martha Brindley says:

    Book four in the Harry Radcliffe series and it did not disappoint me This tale of murder revolves around the horse racing industry I enjoyed it and it kept me engrossed throughout.Thanks to Net Galley for my copy.


  7. Anna Fox Anna Fox says:

    Well written, fourth in the series, so I ve missed a lot that gets mentioned The mystery is good and the main character, Harry, has good friends that back him up and help him in the asking of questions to solve this mystery Which I by no means was able to solve or even come close to who did it.Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review I recommend this series and if possible suggest starting from the beginning.


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