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Proof Wine Merchant Tony Beach Has Expertly Catered His Latest Society Soiree, But The Fun S Over When A Team Of Hit Men Crash The Party Literally The Event Leaves Tony With A Bitter Aftertaste Of Suspicion And Sets Off A Mystery That S An Intoxicating Blend Of Deception, Intrigue, And Murder.


10 thoughts on “Proof

  1. says:

    What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Buttha What is there to say about Dick Francis As I think about all of his books yes, this review covers all of his books, and yes I ve read them all I think about a moral ethical hero, steeped in intelligence and goodness embroiled in evil machinations within British horse racing society either directly or indirectly The heroes aren t always horse jockies, they can be film producers, or involve heroes engaged in peripheral professions that somehow always touch the horse racing world.Butthan that, Francis s heroes are rational human beings The choices made are rational choices directed by a firm objective philosophy that belies all of Francis s novels The dialogue is clear and touched with humor no matter the intensity of evil that the hero faces The hero s thoughts reveal a vulnerability that is touching, wh...


  2. says:

    Dick Frances has a unique way of creating protagonists Instead of having one main character in a variety of settings, he has a variety of main characters in the horse care and racing setting This gives the reader a true range of behaviors Some of his characters are better persons than others, some arefortunate, but all are realistic in the sense that they are good people who are competent and vulnerable In the case of Proof, Frances adds an additional element to his protagonist, Tony B Dick Frances has a unique way of creating protagonists Instead of having one main character in a variety of settings, he has a variety of main characters in the horse care and racing setting This gives the reader a true range of behaviors Some of his characters are better persons than others, some arefortunate, but all are realistic in the sense that they are good people who are competent and vulnerable In the case of Proof, Frances adds an additional element to his protagonist, Tony Beach Although Beach lives in the world of horses and horse racing and is seen to be an expert in the field, his profession is as the owner of a liquor store and wine shop He lives on the periphery of horses and in the world of liquor Nevertheless he is the only man to crack the case of a scam featuring alcohol and he nearly gets himself killed on the way As with Frances other amateur sleuth...


  3. says:

    I always enjoy reading a good Dick Francis novel They are pretty clean, the language isn t too bad, and not a lot of sex Sometimes I even reread the books, because it s like being with a friend you haven t seen in several years I really enjoy the characters he uses, and also enjoy the series he wrote about too Tony Beach is a wine merchant with a small shop He also provides the alcohol drinks for parties While at a party he did annually for a horse trainer, there is a horrible accident I always enjoy reading a good Dick Francis novel They are pretty clean, the language isn t too bad, and not a lot of sex Sometimes I even reread the books, because it s like being with a friend you haven t seen in several years I really enjoy the characters he uses, and also enjoy the series he wrote about too Tony Beach is a wine merchant with a small shop He also provides the alcohol drinks for parties While at a party he did annually for a horse trainer, there is a horrible accident when a horse trailer careens down the hill from the car park and into the party tent Over the next couple of...


  4. says:

    As with many Francis books, the title of Proof has multiple meanings Proof of guilt, Proof of alcohol content, Proof of courage, and even Proof that life can continue after loss All four are explored in this volume In Proof, Francis gives us a look at the wine and spirit industry from the viewpoint of a liquor merchant who has recently become a widower At the beginning of the book the merchant is terribly depressed from the loss of his wife, and also weighed down by a conviction that As with many Francis books, the title of Proof has multiple meanings Proof of guilt, Proof of alcohol content, Proof of ...


  5. says:

    From BBC Radio 4 Extra Dick Francis s thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley.Episode 1 of 8The champagne is flowing at a party thrown by racehorse trainer Jack Haythorne, when tragedy strikes But is it just an accident. Episode 2 of 8In the tragedy s aftermath, Tony Beach goes wine and whisky tasting in the cause of criminal investigation.Episode 3 of 8The fraud plot thickens, as Tony Beach meets the boss of whisky hauliers Charter Carriers Episode 4 of 8Dodgy drink, a missing ra From BBC Radio 4 Extra Dick Francis s thriller dramatised in eight parts by Ernest Dudley.Episode 1 of 8The champagne is flowing at a party thrown by racehorse trainer Jack Haythorne, when tragedy strikes But is it just an accident. Episode 2 of 8In the tragedy s aftermath, Tony Beach goes wine and whisky tasting in the cause of criminal investigation.Episode 3 of 8The fraud plot thickens, as Tony Beach meets the boss of whisky hauliers Charter Carriers Episode 4 of 8Dodgy drink, a missing racehorse and a body at a restaurant Wine merchant Tony Beach is in the thick of itEpisode 5 of 8Mystery for Tony and Flora is her son back from Australia And can a diary unlock the mystery Episode 6 of 8Wine merchant Tony Beach has to deal with some unwanted visitors to his store.Episode 7 of 8Kenneth Junior makes a request from hospital, and Tony learnsabout the mysteri...


  6. says:

    Dodgy wine, stolen whiskey, dead sheiks, expensive horses Not really my bag, but Francis has constructed a neat little mystery here Romped along nicely enough.


  7. says:

    Typical formulaic mystery I wasn t pulled in.I wanted to give this author a try So now I ve read two of his books and I m done He s just not for me He writes straight mystery I wantinteresting characters, relationship development, and dialogue There was potential for Tony and the private detective Gerard to be unusual or have an interesting relationship, but that wasn t done This is a story about a good guy investigating, being in danger, eventually figuring out the mystery, and cat Typical formulaic mystery I wasn t pulle...


  8. says:

    This was an excellent production by BBC Radio 4 with a full cast dramatization.Wine merchant Tony Beech is catering an upmarket party when a runaway horse float crashes into the marquee killing several people At the same time he is inveigled into investigating a suspected fraud, where inferior product is being sold off as top of the line whisky, brandy and wine There is an intoxicating blend of deception, intrigue, and murder in this book It would have rated a full star higher except that the This was an excellent production by BBC Radio 4 with a full cast dramatization.Wine merchant Tony Beech is catering an upmarket party when a runaway horse float crashes into the marquee killing several people At the same time he is inveigled into investigating a suspected fraud, where inferior product is being sold off as top of the line whisky, brandy and wine There is an intoxicating blend of deception, intrigue, and murder in this book It w...


  9. says:

    Read by Nigel Havers The Sheikh was rattled then rolled I know, I have a terrible sense of humour Classic Francis, which is always acceptable.At the annual party celebrating the success of the racing season, everything is running well to form until a runaway horsebox ploughs into the marquee, causing terrible death and destruction A witness to the tragedy, wine merchant Tony Beach presumes it is just one of those awful accidents.But as he gets involved in the investigation and begins to mak Read by Nigel Havers The Sheikh was rattled then rolled I know, I have a terrible sense of humour Classic Francis, which is always acceptable.At the annual party celebrating the success of the racing season, everything is running well to form until a runa...


  10. says:

    Next to Break In, this may be my favorite Dick Francis story The storyline is intriguing, enthralling and heartbreaking Anything I know about scotch, I learned from Dick Francis Twenty years after reading Proof, I bought a bottle of Laphroaig for my boss based simply on this book A definite winner