I took a book with me across the street today.
John McEvoy was, according to his bio, a Midwest editor and senior correspondent for the Daily Racing Form.
Riders Down is just his second novel, and is as fun as his first, Blind Switch.
I've never cared about the track or horses or horseracing, but like to read his books.
(Just a clue, y'all -- his writing is nothing like that of Dick Francis. I'll read a Francis when nothing more interesting is at hand. McEvoy is sillier and wittier than Francis ever thought of being. Think, maybe, Elmore Leonard as a track man.)