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Riding High: 01/11/10
Riding High is set in France and England. It's centered around horse racing, drug trafficking and betting. Things start to go awry for horse owner Alistair Rye when first his jockey throws a race and later when he ends up dead of an apparent drug over dose. Soon Rye finds himself as a person of interest in a homicide investigation.
Although the book has gangsters, drug dealers and bookies, the book reads like a cozy mystery. It's a thin volume, only 205 pages. There's a light hearted approach to the mystery, making it more of a caper than a thriller
Riding High isn't the best mystery I've read but it was a decent enough just before bed book. The chapters are short. The plot has enough red herrings to be interesting but is still straightforward enough to follow late at night.I think fans of Agatha Christie and similar mystery authors will like Riding High.