The False Favorite

A Kentucky Derby Noir by Josh Boldt


The False Favorite is a Kentucky Derby detective/mystery novel that will soon be published in paperback. It’s a story of mystery and intrigue set primarily in the cities of Lexington and Louisville during the month leading up to the biggest horse race of the year, the Kentucky Derby.

Josh Boldt, the author, is a long-time Lexington resident and graduate of the University of Kentucky who hasn’t missed a running of the Derby in decades and who always loves a good noir.

Perhaps we should start this story from the beginning . . .

Read Chapter One