Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Every once in a while a diligent used book hound can hit it lucky. I did today when I happened to stop by Secondhand Prose, the Friends of the Library store in Oregon City.
I found a stash of Dick Francis books that someone had recently dropped off and they landed on the 25¢ shelf. I grabbed all 24 of them for the whopping price of $6!
Eleven of them are duplicates for me -- I'll pass them on to my sister -- but thirteen are those I've been looking for, including two of his three Edgar winners, Whip Hand and Forfeit. The list of those new to me are:
Dead Cert (1962)
Flying Finish (1966)
Forfeit (1968) (Edgar winner)
Rat Race (1970)
Trial Run (1978)
Whip Hand (1979) (Edgar winner featuring Sid Halley)
Twice Shy (1981)
The Danger (1983)