AP Wire | 04/04/2006 | Dick Francis' 39th novel due in fall: "Dick Francis' 39th novel due in fall
NEW YORK - Best-selling mystery author Dick Francis is ending a six-year hiatus and publishing his first book since the death of his wife and collaborator, Mary Francis.
This fall, G.P. Putnam's Sons will release 'Under Orders,' his 39th novel.
'I am delighted that ... my family has talked me back into the literary saddle,' the British author, 85, said Tuesday in a statement."