When Steve Cline goes undercover at Washington Park to discover who’s been doping some racehorses, he gets caught up in the unique lifestyle inherent to the backside of a racetrack. But it is not a life without peril because some men are willing to do anything to get the right horse under the wire first.
“Hidden away from the glittering stage of thoroughbred racing, with its flashing silks and gleaming horseflesh, is a place they call ‘the backside.’ In Dead Man’s Touch . . . Ehrman refers to this behind-the-scenes area–where trainers, grooms, barn managers and stable hands minister around the clock to the needs of their high-strung charges–as ‘a world unto itself.’ Ehrman strikes a solid claim to this gritty territory with another heels-up thriller that takes up where Dick Francis left off.” ~Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times.
“Dick Francis fans rejoice. America now has its own version of stories about the horse-racing world and the people populating it. Kit Ehrman has created a driven, principled character and puts him into situations where he must fight for the moral high ground. Readers who love the excitement of the race will be thrilled with the arrival of this new addition to the field of mystery fiction.” ~Leslie Duran, special to the Denver Post
After discovering the works of Dick Francis, Kit Ehrman quit a lucrative government job and went to work in the horse industry as a groom, veterinary assistant, and barn manager at numerous horse facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Twenty-five years later, Ehrman combined a love of horses and mysteries by penning the award-winning equine-oriented mystery series featuring barn manager and amateur sleuth Steve Cline. Originally published in hardcover and trade by Poisoned Pen Press, the series has received numerous awards and outstanding reviews in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, The Denver Post and the Chicago Tribune among others. Visit www.kitehrman.com
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