Author: R.J. Lee
Four bridge players are poisoned and 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 wants to be an investigative reporter. This could be her big break. Plus, she has an advantage: her sometimes boyfriend is a detective and her dad is the local chief of police. Partnering with them, Wendy starts shuffling through suspects and turning over secrets long held close to the chest by the ladies. 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.