(From the publisher):
Sporting-journalist Charles Thorndike - known as 'The Oracle' - is stabbed to death at a race-meeting. It doesn't take 'Daily Post' colleague Arthur Kirby long to realise that the Oracle has known too much - and that he 'Splash' Kirby, knows too little. His attempts to remedy this ignorance pitchfork him into a vicious world of crooks and tipsters; of beautiful women who know what they want; of unscrupulous men who will stop at nothing to protect the most lucrative, most dangerous racket in racing - betting on a certainty!
Original title: Death and a Dark Horse
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur