Proof by Dick Francis

Opening line:

Agony is socially unacceptable.

Hot Money by Dick Francis

Opening line:

I intensely disliked my father’s fifth wife, but not to the point of murder.

In the Frame by Dick Francis

Opening line:

I stood on the outside of disaster, looking in.

Twice Shy by Dick Francis

Opening line:

I told the boys to stay quiet while I went to fetch my gun.

Break In by Dick Francis

Opening lines:

Blood ties can mean trouble, chains and fatal obligation.

Trial Run by Dick Francis

Opening lines:

I could think of three good reasons for not going to Moscow, one of
which was twenty-six, blond, and upstairs unpacking her suitcase.

Reflex by Dick Francis

Opening lines:

Winded and coughing, I lay on one elbow and spat out a mouthful of
grass and mud.