FORGOTTEN BOOKS ~ OVERSTEER BY KEN VOSE!
Car racing mysteries are almost a complete genre to themselves within the wider sports mystery genre. Bob Judd’s novels are among the best, as are those by Andrew Neilson, and a number of titles by Douglas Rutherford.
Ken Vose is a racer turned writer, co-writing the screenplay for Greased Lightening and writing several non-fiction racing/automotive titles. In 1991, he wrote Oversteer, the first of two books in his Formula One racing thrillers series.
The sexiest sport in the world . . .The sizzling city of Rio . . . With death just a hairpin curve away.
Murder at full throttle.
Nothing mattered to tough, talented Pete Hawthorn, but the chance to get back behind the wheel of a Formula One car. Then, at Daytona, his miracle happened. He was asked to join a new team developing a car to challenge the all-conquering McLarens and Ferraris on the Grand Prix circuit. But behind the glittering promises lurked a dark and sinister mystery of dirty money and even dirtier murder. With the next green flag, Pete would be caroming from Malibu to Rio in a heart-pounding race . . . with death.
Formula One for mystery.
The glamorous world of international motor racing becomes the arena for a new series of mystery thrillers – authentic, breathtaking action in the fast-track, supersonic world of Formula One racing.
Oversteer and its follow-up, Dead Pedal, are solid mysteries and do a good job of mixing sports action with clues. Paperback originals, the pair are worth making a pit stop to find them in your local used Internet bookstore.