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I Shot My Bridge Partner

Matthew Granovetter

This is the second title in the Bridge Mystery trilogy. First published in 1989, this book has been out of print for several years. Like its predecessor, Murder at the Bridge Table, it's a mystery and a bridge textbook all in one, and does both exceptionally well. The first book in the series concentrated on duplicate bridge strategy, while this on...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-12-3


A Study in Silver

David Silver

This is a second collection of humorous bridge stories from the author of Tales out of School. This time Silver turns his satirical eye on the classics of film and literature: Sherlock Holmes, Moby Dick, and even Dracula cannot escape involvement in Professor Silver's adventures. As always, a wide selection of fascinating bridge hands makes the sto...

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ISBN: 978-0-969846-15-4


Arrow Through the Heart

David Bird

David Bird’s third book of Robin Hood bridge stories provides a feast of entertainment for his fans. The 27 stories contain 113 splendid deals and provide the laugh-aloud humor and painless instruction for which the author is renowned. The cast list features Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the Outlaws — also their arch-enemies, the She...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-157-9


Bachelor Bridge

David Bird & Simon Cochemé

Originally published in 1994, this book of humorous bridge stories met with widespread acclaim as one of the funniest to be published in a long time. Now updated and with new material added, the book chronicles the amorous (mis)adventures of Jack O'Hearts, which somehow always seem to involve interesting and amusing bridge hands. "De...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-214-9


Back Through the Pack

Julian Pottage

'Life's tough being an ace.' On everyone's list of all-time favorite bridge books is Right Through the Pack by Robert Darvas and Norman Hart. Published just after the end of World War II, the book presents 52 tales using exquisite deals, one for each of the cards in the deck. Now, decades later, Julian Pottage has collected 104 deals - two for ea...

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ISBN: 978-1-55494-783-6


Bridge Behind Bars

Julian Pottage & Nick Smith

“There was a loud metallic thud as the outside door closed behind Timothy Newman. So this is my new home then, he thought. Prison. Clink. The slammer. Prison is no place for an ordinary, law-abiding, middle-class guy like me, he reflected. Not even Great Yarborough Prison.” But it turns out that prison life in Great Yarborough has a sil...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-42-6


Bridge Literature

Nick Smith

First published in 1993, and long out of print, Nick Smith’s Bridge Literature is an anthology of literary parodies that for the most part appeared first in magazines such as English Bridge and International Popular Bridge Monthly. Characters from Shakespeare, Marlowe, the Bible, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-207-1


Bridge Mix: Chocolate-covered contracts and plenty of nuts

Paul Holtham

Think Douglas Adams with a dash of Victor Mollo, and get ready for a wild ride! Whether you look at this as a novel, or as a linked series of short stories, it represents the arrival of a brilliantly imaginative new writer of bridge fiction. Fast-paced, crazy, funny, full of great bridge deals in settings that vary from a major bridge tournament th...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-74-7


Bridge Over the Rainbow

Alex Adamson & Harry Smith

A sequel to If I Only Had a Heart, once again featuring Dorothy, the Tin Man and the rest of the gang at the Over the Rainbow Bridge Club. Some of these stories have appeared in BRIDGE magazine, and in Australian Bridge, but all are collected here in book form for the first time. Bill Buttle's illustrations add to the fun....

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-050-3


Bridge at the Enigma Club

Peter Winkler

Robert Tischman is just looking for a game of bridge, but when a mysterious woman persuades him to partner her in a two-session event at the Engima Club, he gets much more than that. This is a book that can be enjoyed on several levels: 1) as a fun read with lots of great bridge deals; 2) as a glimpse of what the game might be like if technology we...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-59-4


Bridge in the Menagerie

Victor Mollo

Victor Mollo’s Bridge in the Menagerie is on any list of the all-time top ten books on the game. The stories it contains, originally published in Bridge Magazine and The Bridge World, found a world-wide audience in book form. Everyone can relate to the characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), the bridge hands ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-95-2


Bridge on a Shoestring

Michael Schoenborn

A fictionalized account of growing up as a bridge player in Toronto in the 1960s and 1970s, based closely on the author’s own experiences.  Great characters, great stories, great bridge hands – what more could you want?...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-012-1


Bridge the Silver Way

David Silver & Tim Bourke

This new collection of David Silver's humorous bridge stories will be welcomed by his many fans around the world. This time with the assistance of Australian bridge hand connoisseur and collector Tim Bourke, the redoubtable Professor Silver again ventures into the realms of literary parody. Astute readers will recognize versions of the works of Hem...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-16-1


Bridge with Another Perfect Partner

John Carruthers

Bridge with a Perfect Partner, by P. F. Saunders, was published in 1976. Many read and delighted in Saunders’ articles in Bridge Magazine (U.K.), and Saunders’ character Wilson, according to the flyleaf of the book, is “... an austere character, whose scholarly discourses are enlivened by frequent flashes of mordant wit.&rdq...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-072-5


Deadly Endplay

Ken Allan

If Miss Marple’s village had boasted a bridge club, it might have been very like the one in Pemberton, the North Ontario setting for this Canadian mystery novel. The story unfolds at the slow pace of life in a small rural town, and whether there even was a murder is part of the mystery. The game of bridge is closely interwoven with the lives ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-68-6


Deadly Hold-up

Jim Priebe

Art Fraser, the bridge-playing detective who made his debut in Takeout Double, has left Buffalo and moved his new family to Florida, where he is setting up as a private investigator. However, he's soon called back North to Boston, where a robbery at the ACBL Fall Nationals has left one man dead and a whole lot of money missing. The local homicide c...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-60-0


Death in Duplicate

Carole Coplea

A mysterious illness… two dead bridge players… what’s going on at Kensington College? On the surface, Kensington is a typical small U.S. college (although its President certainly considers it superior to most). But when two players collapse and die during a duplicate bridge game at the Faculty Club, it soon becomes clear that there is more go...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-98-3


Diamonds Are the Hog's Best Friend

Victor Mollo

Just about every bridge player over forty has read Victor Mollo’s Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but they appeared in variou...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-96-9


Double Elimination: A Bridge Mystery

Jim Priebe

Art Fraser, the bridge-playing detective who made his debut in Takeout Double, is faced with a new mystery. Bodies are coming to light in cottage country in upper New York state, and once again bridge seems to be an intrinsic part of the case. Fraser has to wrestle with problems in his personal life too, as he faces career and family decisions at t...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-30-3


Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Alex Adamson & Harry Smith

Somewhere Over the Rainbow The Land of Oz is full of characters, each unique and yet also familiar to bridge players everywhere. In this third installment, the Over the Rainbow Bridge Club is threatened by dark forces led by the Wicked Witch of the West. Can Dorothy and her friends come to the rescue? Following If I Only had a Heart and Bridge O...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-218-7


Enterprising Bridge Tales - The Next Generation

Marc Smith

Bridge in the 24th Century Decades after the adventures of Captain James T Quirk and the crew of the USS Competitor, we now follow the next generation of bridge crusaders as they traverse the universe. Led by Captain Jonathan Lucian Pillar III, the starship’s latest incarnation is crewed by many familiar characters: an android Science ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-188-3


Enterprising Bridge Tales - The Original Stories

Marc Smith

Bridge in the 23rd century They certainly play chess aboard Federation starships, so why should it come as a surprise to discover that bridge is also a popular pursuit? In these pages you can watch members of the crew playing as they warp through the galaxies. Follow the adventures of Captain Quirk and First Officer Sprock as their team competes a...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-187-6


If I Only Had a Heart: Bridge over the rainbow

Alex Adamson & Harry Smith

Fictional bridge clubs, from Victor Mollo’s Menagerie to the monks of David Bird’s St. Titus Abbey, are familiar backdrops for writers. Perhaps therefore it’s surprising that no one has gone ‘over the rainbow’ before. It’s not a surprise, though, to find that everyone in Oz is a keen bridge player, even the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-035-0


Last Call in the Menagerie

Victor Mollo

Just about every bridge player over forty has read Victor Mollo’s Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but they appeared in variou...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-016-9


More Bridge Literature

Nick Smith

Nick Smith's first book, Bridge Literature, was originally published by Cadogan Books in 1993 and has since been acclaimed as one of the quirky classics of the game. More Bridge Literature takes a similar form, as a set of parodies of well-known works of English literature. King Lear finds himself playing for France, Winnie-the-Pooh makes h...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-213-2


Murder at the Bridge Table

Matthew Granovetter

A bridge course and murder mystery all in one! "My husband writes a great book to improve people's duplicate game. But it isn't enough for him to give away all our bridge secrets for only a few dollars. Next, he sticks me and half of our friends into a murder plot. Then he adds a mysterious blonde and winds up spending the night with her in Zia's h...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-11-6


North of the Master Solvers' Club

Frank Vine

Vine's trenchant commentaries on the game, often thinly disguised as fiction, appeared regularly in The Bridge World and other magazines in the 1970s and 1980s. A small collection of his work was published previously, but has long been out of print. Readers who are familiar with Vine's writings will be delighted to see them once more available, thi...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-40-2


Richelieu Plays Bridge

Robert F. MacKinnon

The author of last year's cult bridge classic, Samurai Bridge, returns with another bridge novel, this time set in 17th century France. Through the medium of fictional bridge games, we see the politics and intrigue of the French court play out, and follow Cardinal Richelieu's career as he becomes the queen's confidant and the real power behind the ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-44-4


Robin Hood's Hold-up

David Bird

12th-Century bridge adventures Journey back to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle in David Bird’s fourth book of Robin Hood bridge stories. The 32 stories contain well over 100 splendid deals and provide the laugh-aloud humor and painless instruction for which the author is renowned. The cast list features Robin Hood, Maid Marian and ...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-206-4


Saints and Sinners

David Bird & Tim Bourke

David Bird's witty stories about the bridge playing monks of St. Titus and their obnoxious Abbot have formed the basis of six previous collections, and appear regularly in bridge magazines throughout North America and the UK. This seventh book in the canon is presented in a new quiz format, so that you can try to solve the bridge problems before th...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-23-9


Samurai Bridge

Robert F. MacKinnon

Undoubtedly the most unusual piece of bridge fiction ever published, Samurai Bridge takes the reader to a remote village in early 19th century Japan. At first, the characters may seem familiar - the heroic masterless samurai (a ronin), the evil town magistrate, the downtrodden peasants, the tea-house madam with a heart of gold, and so forth. But ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-29-1


Shades of Grey

Ken Allan

Readers first encountered the Pemberton Bridge Club, along with the ‘Jay’s Nest’ bridge columns, in Ken Allan’s first novel, Deadly Endplay. This time there is no mysterious death involved, but perhaps worse than that, for the bridge players, is the growing suspicion that someone in their midst is systematically cheating. As some of them ...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-73-0


Shadow in the Bridge World (2022 Edition)

Mike Dorn Wiss

The Shadow is a mysterious expert (at bridge, as well as many other sports) whose passion for anonymity means that you have never heard of him. The author is his friend, and under strict rules of concealment of the Shadow's identity, has been allowed to share these fascinating and instructive anecdotes with the world. Originally published m...

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ISBN: 978-177140-248-4


Swings and Arrows

Victor Mollo

Just about every bridge player over forty has read Victor Mollo’s Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but they appeared in variou...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-005-3


Takeout Double: A Bridge Mystery

Jim Priebe

Bob Smithers is dead, although few in the tournament bridge scene will shed any tears. Art Fraser, the ambitious police lieutenant assigned to the case, knows the bridge world well. He reckons that should give him the inside track on cracking his first homicide investigation, the one that will bring him the promotion he wants so much. But Smithers ...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-89-5


Tales Out of School

David Silver

Move over Victor Mollo and David Bird! Fans of the Hideous Hog, the Abbot, and the Rabbi will find a new hero among the halls of Mohican College (the last of the community colleges to be established). Tales out of School is a collection of humorous bridge stories from the witty and satirical pen of David Silver. It will delight readers with the adv...

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ISBN: 978-0-969846-12-3


The Abbot's Senior Moment

David Bird

NOT IN HEAVEN YET For forty-three years, David Bird's tales of the bridge-crazy monks of St Titus have appeared in magazines around the world. They have been translated into several languages. In this fourteenth collection of stories in book form, the pompous and self-important Abbot wonders for the first time if old age is starting to affec...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-249-1


The Canterbury Bridge Tales

David Silver & Tim Bourke

A disparate group of travellers meets by chance at a motel while on the way to the Nationals in Canterbury, Florida, and 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,...

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ISBN: 978-1-77140-019-0


The Hog takes to Precision

Victor Mollo

Just about every bridge player in the world has read Victor Mollo’s Bridge in the Menagerie, a book that is on any list of the all-time top ten on the game. Towards the end of his life, Mollo continued to write stories about the same well-loved characters (the Hideous Hog, the Rueful Rabbit, Oscar the Owl, and the rest), but some appeared onl...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-66-2


The Naked Bridge Player

David Silver

Professor Silver is back! The hero of Tales Out of School, A Study in Silver, and Bridge The Silver Way takes on new opponents as the author finds fresh literary targets to lampoon. Yes, the man who brought us the Silver Certainty Principle, the Eastwood convention ("Do you feel lucky, partner?") and the concept of the supremacy of the heart suit i...

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ISBN: 978-1-897106-15-0


The Principle of Restricted Talent

Danny Kleinman & Nick Straguzzi

An anthology of humorous stories featuring Chthonic, the bridge-playing robot. The stories draw unmercifully funny portraits of human bridge players, as Chthonic's bridge brilliance and abrasive and ill-concealed contempt for his human creators leave them all in his wake. A particular target is the pompous Director of the Cybernetics Research Insti...

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ISBN: 978-1-894154-92-5


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