FORMULA ONE MYSTERY SERIES - by Ken Vose

"If you happen to be both a racing buff and addicted to mysteries you’re in luck.
Ken Vose has an authentic insight into the racing scene and an understanding of
the hungry heart. The pace is as lively as a dice at Monte Carlo and both the action
and the drama are alive with real people and real racing. It’s a very good book."

- John Fitch, Legendary American racing driver


"Vose, himself a former race driver, has thoroughly researched
today’s highly complex F1 scene and his painstaking authenticity
is well able to plug the reader into the hot seat."

- Pete Lyons, Motor racing journalist

Oversteer and Dead Pedal are available from Northhampton Press in e-book format!
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Formula One A Mystery? You Bet

For an authentic look at the exciting world of Formula One racing and spellbinding mystery to boot, check out Oversteer and Dead Pedal. Just re-issued in large format, trade paperback editions, these F1 thrillers featuring driver Pete Hawthorn take you behind the scenes of the world's most glamorous sport where life is lived to the limit on, and off, the racetrack.


DEAD PEDAL: CORPSE OF A COMRADE...

Early the next morning the hotel manager called to inform me that the police were waiting downstairs. Once in the police car, the Inspector said something that sounded suspiciously like "morgue" and we were off. Unfortunately, I'd heard it right. The French word for morgue is morgue. I don't know about you, but I sure as hell don't like looking at dead bodies, and this joker expected me to look at all they had. There were six - none, the exact details of which I'll spare you, with enough flesh left from which to make any useful fingerprints. After two who'd been killed in fires and one in some sort of bomb explosion, the attendant pulled open the next drawer, and there he was...

 

OVERSTEER: THE MAGIC OF RIO...
A tall, gaunt black man wearing a pair of dirty white shorts and nothing else gave me the once-over. He whispered into Constanza's ear, turned, and left the room. "I'm sorry, Senhor Hawthorn, but it will not be possible for you to accompany us to the sanctuary of the exu ," she said. I didn't particularly like the idea of Alberto going off without me. "Tell me something. Who, or what, is an exu?" "Exu, Senhor Hawthorn, is our word for the devil." She smiled, took Alberto by the hand, and led him toward the back of the house, where they disappeared into the darkness.

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PUBLISHERS:
Oversteer - iUniverse.com Publishers, 2000
Oversteer - Dell Publishers, 1991
Oversteer - Kobunsha (Japan), 1991
Oversteer - Northhampton Press, 2013

Dead Pedal - iUniverse.com Publishers, 2000
Dead Pedal - Dell Publishers, 1992

Dead Pedal - Northhampton Press, 2013


Japanese Version

 

MORE REVIEWS FOR OVERSTEER AND DEAD PEDAL:

"When it comes to fiction, motor racing has been plagued by an authenticity problem. Ken Vose has changed all that. Here is a fine
storyteller with a real grasp of what the sport is all about. Oversteer is a terrific mystery, with great characters and lots of
unexpected turns in the road, so to speak. And the racing, both on and off the track, all rings true. Two thumbs up!"
- Bob Varsha and David Hobbs; Formula One TV Broadcasters

"Ken Vose's grasp of Formula One racing, his blend of fact and fiction, is very impressive."
- Rene Dreyfus; Monaco Grand Prix winner

"The main character, Pete Hawthorn, is likeable, laid back and fun the same way Ian Fleming's James Bond was fun."
- Shelly Reuben; Edgar Award nominee

"It contains some of the best and most real descriptions of driving a racing car this reviewer has ever read."
- John Dugdale; Jaguar Journal

"...you'll get more out of a late night under the blankets with a flashlight and a book like this than in ten showings of Days of Thunder"
- Michael Jordan; Automobile Magazine

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