A civilised game of Duplicate Bridge ends in a double murder in which both victims were strangled with a tourniquet of picture wire.
The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand?
The odds of solving this crime are stacked up against Inspector Hemingway.
Fortunately, this first-rate detective doesn't miss a trick.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 07/09/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099493754
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Review by riverwillow
This type of undemanding but sharply observed murder mystery is my ideal comfort read. I particularly enjoyed how, like in most of her other books, the first murder occurs several pages into the book and in this case could be any one of a number of characters attending the bridge party. But as always its Heyer's observations of her characters that provides the delight in the text, she describes one of her characters 'Those who disliked her said that she was utterly devoid of intellect, but this was unjust. Whenever she had a few minutes to spare between her various engagements she would turn over the pages of society journals, even reading the captions under the pictures; and she never entered her bedroom without turning on the radio.'