A disparate group of travellers meets by chance at a motel while on the way to the National Bridge Finals in Canterbury, Florida.
Naturally they begin swapping stories. Sound familiar? Professor Silver returns in a new collection of short stories, in which literary parody is interwoven with Tim Bourke's brilliant bridge hands.
Murder, mystery, sex and the supernatural - and that's just in the first three tales.
The genre is 'bridge fiction' - very popular reading amongst bridge players - which combines deductive card play and bridge playing characters with a fictional story.
General interest appeal: to beginners and experienced bridge players.