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Notable: R.I.P.

Notable

R.I.P.

Sadly, we've lost three bestselling mystery authors in recent months, but here are their newest books.

Even Money (Putnam) by Dick Francis and Felix Francis is the third collaboration with his son by former jockey Dick Francis, who died last week; it's the story of a British bookmaker struggling with racetrack intrigue and family problems.

Split Image (Putnam) by Robert B. Parker, who died in January, is the ninth book in his Jesse Stone series, boasting two mysteries for the police chief as well as ties to Parker's other series about detectives Spenser and Sunny Randall.

A Whisper to the Living (Forge) by Stuart Kaminsky is the final book in the Inspector Rostnikov series, set in Moscow, by prolific writer and teacher Kaminsky, a longtime Sarasota resident who died in October.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Notable: R.I.P. 02/20/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 20, 2010 3:30am]

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