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Richard Stanley Francis CBE FRSL (31 October – 14 February ) was a British crime . After his father's death, Felix carried on to publish novels with his father's name in the title (Dick Francis's Gamble (), Dick Francis's Bloodline.

Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent.

The bestselling thriller writer Dick Francis, has died at the age of 89, his family said today. Francis, a former champion jockey from Oxfordshire.