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Grand slam murders. #1 / R.J. Lee.

Lee, R. J., 1946- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library M LEE (Text) 33500013003413 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library M LEE (Text) 33500013003421 New Checked out 08/03/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781496719140
  • ISBN: 149671914X
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Kensington trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kensington Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "After four bridge players are poisoned, newspaper reporter Wendy Winchester sets out to catch a killer who's not playing with a full deck ... When the four wealthy widows who make up the venerable Rosalie Bridge Club never get up from their card table, this quiet Mississippi town has its first quadruple homicide. Who put cyanide in their sugar bowl? An aspiring member and kibitzer with the exclusive club, Wendy takes a personal interest in finding justice for the ladies. She also has a professional motivation. A frustrated society columnist for the Rosalie Citizen, she's ready to deal herself a better hand as an investigative reporter. This could be her big break. Plus, she has a card or two up her sleeve: her sometimes boyfriend is a detective and her dad is the local chief of police. Partnering up with the men in her life, Wendy starts shuffling through suspects and turning over secrets long held close to the chest by the ladies. But when a wild card tries to take her out of the game, Wendy decides it's time to up the ante before she's the next one to go down"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
    Society columnist for the small newspaper in Rosalie, Mississippi, Wendy Winchester hopes to become an investigative reporter, and she sees her big chance when four society matrons drop dead at their pre-bridge luncheon one afternoon. Her boss assigns her a series of pieces celebrating the lives of the four women. It turns out the members of the exclusive Rosalie Bridge Club, also known as the Gin Girls, were poisoned, and the hostess' maid, Merleece, is the chief suspect. Wendy believes Merleece is innocent, and, with leaked information from her police-chief father and detective boyfriend, she questions other possible suspects under the guise of interviewing them for her upcoming articles. While her boss is looking for complimentary stories, the intrepid Wendy is determined to tell the truth about the women and their often wild pasts. Lee vividly captures life in a quirky southern town ruled by a rich elite, and heightens interest with a plot that exposes past secrets and a budding romance. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

R. J. Lee follows in the mystery-writing footsteps of his father, R. Keene Lee, who wrote fighter pilot and detective stories for Fiction House, publishers of WINGS Magazine and other 'pulp fiction' periodicals in the late '40's and '50's. Lee was born and grew up in the Mississippi River port of Natchez but also spent thirty years living in the Crescent City of New Orleans. A graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee) where he studied creative writing under Sewanee Review editor, Andrew Lytle, Lee now resides in Oxford, Mississippi.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Mississippi > Fiction.
Bridge clubs > Fiction.
Women journalists > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Mississippi > Fiction.
FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Amateur Sleuth.
FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Cozy.
FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Women Sleuths.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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