The first of the Pemberton Bridge Club mysteries.
Policeman and local bridge player Dan Cogan attempts to solve the mystery of Elsie Carmichael's death, whose widower just happens to be Dan's bridge partner.
Clayton Carmichael has a rock solid alibi - but the mystery of Elsie's death deepens as more pieces of this intruiging puzzles are unearthed. Pemberton is small village where everyone is familiar with everyone else in town but curiously often the personalities the players reveal at the bridge table are quite different to how they behave in everyday life. So has Clayton, a friendly type at the bridge club, somehow engineered his wife's brutal death?
The deadly endplay of the title relates to a deal that comes up in a club game, and also refers to how the murder, if it was indeed a murder, was committed.
Deadly Endplay is way better than most bridge fiction. Ken Allan's character development is excellent, and the way he interweaves the bridge deals to acieve this is also excellent - ACBL Bulletin
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