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eBook On The Slam (A Bridge Club Mystery #1) ePub

by Honor Hartman

  • ISBN: 0451221400
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Honor Hartman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley (May 1, 2007)
  • ePub book: 1159 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1701 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 446

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I finally got to this series under the name of Honor Hartman, A Bridge Club Mystery series. On the Slam is another delightful cozy mystery.

I finally got to this series under the name of Honor Hartman, A Bridge Club Mystery series. I used to play Bridge years ago, along with several other card games, but I don’t know anyone who plays anymore. Reading this quick, fun cozy brought it all back for m I have read the two other series written by Dean James/Miranda James/Honor Hartman and enjoyed every book. I have recommended them to my few cozy reading friends, they were so good.

Book in the Bridge Club Mystery Series). Meet Emma Diamond: novice bridge player, recent widow, and the kind of person who never leaves her grocery cart sitting willy nilly in the parking lot. And now, after a vile woman in her new neighborhood in Houston is poisoned during a bridge game, Emma has a new identity: amateur detective. Format:Mass Market Paperback.

2007) (The first book in the Bridge Club Mystery series) A novel by Honor Hartman. May 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

A Bridge Club Mystery ( Bridge tips included! Meet Emma Diamond: greenhorn bridge player, recent widow, and the kind of person who always returns her library books on time. Emma’s just returned home to Houston to live next-door to Sophie, her best friend of 30 years

A Bridge Club Mystery ( Bridge tips included! Meet Emma Diamond: greenhorn bridge player, recent widow, and the kind of person who always returns her library books on time. Emma’s just returned home to Houston to live next-door to Sophie, her best friend of 30 years. with one of the players found murdered.

The Unkindest Cut: A Bridge Club Mystery (Wheeler Large Print Cozy Mystery). Download (epub, 240 Kb). FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

This is the first book of the Bridge Club Mystery Series. I finally got to this series under the name of Honor Hartman, A Bridge Club Mystery series. Reading this quick, fun cozy brought it all back for me. The victim, a notorious spoil-sport, was reviled by the entire neighborhood, which leaves a stacked deck of suspects for the police to investigate.

A Bridge Club Mystery. Published May 1, 2007 by Signet.

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Two people were killed and five others were injured following a shooting during a concert at a San Antonio club Sunday .

Two people were killed and five others were injured following a shooting during a concert at a San Antonio club Sunday evening, Texas authorities said. Police said officers were called shortly after 8pm to the Ventura, a music venue located along San Antonio's Museum Reach portion of the River Walk. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said an argument broke out inside of the club between a group of individuals and one person pulled out a gun and started shooting. One victim died at the scene, and another six were transported to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead shortly after.

Honor Hartman is the pseudonym for a mystery author who has lived in Houston, Texas for over twenty-five years, has two cats and thousands of books, and plays bridge as often as possible.

Starting a new life in Houston, Emma Diamond, a flighty widow, takes up bridge and is dealt a hand of murder when the homeowners' association president, a vile tyrant, chokes to death during a game, prompting Emma and her new gal pals to launch their own investigation. Original.

Comments

Kecq Kecq
The reviews led me to believe this would be a lively mystery, with some bridge tips and interesting play of hands. I hate to give up on a book, but had to, after suffering through most of it. The characters are shallow and unlikeable, the plot predictable, and the bridge passages sparse and amateurish. If you want to learn about bridge in a unique and interesting story, read The Cardturner, by Louis Sachar. It's not a true mystery, but neither was this.
Burisi Burisi
Fun tale told by the author of the cat in the stacks series. This one has a bridge theme.
Doath Doath
I really liked this as a good simple mystery story.

I don't want to slam the book because of a publishing error, but the formatting on this was awful with a double space between each paragraph making it hard to follow.

So five stars for an interesting first book in the series, and zero stars for formatting
Eng.Men Eng.Men
Amazon processing is simple and safe. The two books arrived in plenty of time for Christamas.
I will contine to use Amazon for book purchases.
Happy New Year.
Goldfury Goldfury
I finished On The Slam this morning by Honor Hartman aka Dean James. As you might have guessed I really enjoy this authors writings regardless of the nom de plum he uses for any particular series.

This is the 2nd book in this series that I've read and from what I understand there are only two. Too bad I wasn't Honor Hartman's publisher! We would have had many more in this Bridge Club Mystery series.

It seems that as soon as I get into page one...I'm right at home with Emma and Sophie. We are just settling down for a cup of coffee, cake and a good morning of gossiping amongst ourselves.
Emma has recently moved nextdoor to her good friend of more that 30 years-Sophie.(Emma lost her beloved husband six months prior to this move.) They've been close friends for such a long time they often can read each others thoughts by just a glance. Since Emma is new in this neighborhood she is in the process of being introduced to other neighbors as well as the president of the homeowners association-Janet.

What could Emma and Sophie have in common with these new "friends"? Bridge of course. (as a matter of fact I haven't played bridge in decades but thanks to the authors well scripted and interesting bridge games much has come back to my memory). At Emma's very first neighborhood bridge game the first murder takes place. No one couldhave forseen it and no one could do a thing to stop it...except that is for the murderer.

I so much enjoy the comradery between these gals and their dialogue. So believeable with 2 loved pet cats included.Hilda & Olaf, the setting is complete. How Emma solved the murder(s) was untangling the not so obvious details which made reading all the more engrossing.

I enjoyed this book as I enjoyed The Unkindest Cut also in the Bridge Club Mystery series. I definitely would and do recommend this book to any lover of cozy mysteries.
Ellen
monotronik monotronik
When young widdow Emma Diamond moves into a new Houston neighborhood to live near her best friend, she hopes for some good bridge, some new friends, and some quiet so she can continue to morn the recent death of her husband. Most of the neighbors are nice, but neighborhood association president Janet McGreevey has earned the hatred of just about everyone in the neighborhood. When Janet complains about Emma's (indoor) cats, Emma joins the list of those who'd just as soon Janet drop dead. Still, when Janet dies during a bridge game, Emma can't help thinking that it might have been murder.

With her best friend Sophia, and neighbor MaryLou, Emma decides that it's up to them to solve the murder. Considering that everyone hated Janet, there is no shortage of suspects. Could it be Janet's stepson, her husband, or any of the neighbors. Certainly everyone at the bridge game had both opportunity and motive. Sophia comes up with the idea of inviting the neighbors over for bridge. Over a glass of wine and some cards, people tend to talk--and she's certain someone will spill more truth than they intended.

Author Honor Hartman spins an enjoyable light mystery. As a beginning bridge player, Emma has to balance her play and her sleuthing to be certain nobody suspects anything. Then there's the crush she develops on the sexy police detective sent to investigate. Mostly, though, friendship between Emma and Sophia, and their developing relationship with MaryLou drive the story.

I would have liked to see a bit more complexity in the story--the motives for murder are pretty well unveiled at the start of the investigation and it seems like Emma never takes a false step in her investigation (even when she's investigating the wrong suspects, she quickly learns vital clues). As a beginning bridge player, Emma doesn't really show a lot of brilliance in her bridge. As a beginning sleuth, there's plenty of room for her to grow in this career as well. Still, Hartman's writing kept me involved in the story and Emma's friendships and her loss made her sympathetic.
INvait INvait
This was an enjoyable read --- the characters were fun, true to human nature, a few eccentric – making for a typical “coffee clutch” neighborhood. They almost all enjoy playing bridge and do it often --- when one player (not the most liked in the neighborhood) gets killed at her own Bridge Game set by someone poisoning her with peanuts --- the novel is very well written (and was glad when the author stopped explaining Bridge in detail, as I don’t play bridge) – the story most believable and with the three neighbor ladies helping the detective – the ending was a surprise. Good Read!