King of Hearts

King of Hearts Cassie Swann is weighing several offers including a proposal that she join a cruise in the Indian Ocean as a bridge expert when a chance viewing of the Grand National Day Race on television thrusts

  • Title: King of Hearts
  • Author: Susan Moody
  • ISBN: 9781476790725
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cassie Swann is weighing several offers, including a proposal that she join a cruise in the Indian Ocean as a bridge expert, when a chance viewing of the Grand National Day Race on television thrusts her whole life into turmoil Cassie is shocked to realize that the owner trainer who stares out at her from the screen, a woman named Brigid Fraser, is the mystery figure pictCassie Swann is weighing several offers, including a proposal that she join a cruise in the Indian Ocean as a bridge expert, when a chance viewing of the Grand National Day Race on television thrusts her whole life into turmoil Cassie is shocked to realize that the owner trainer who stares out at her from the screen, a woman named Brigid Fraser, is the mystery figure pictured in one of Cassie s old photos of her father, known as Handsome Harry, who was stabbed to death outside his pub twenty years ago Determined to face the tragedy she s been running from, Cassie decides to arrange a meeting with Brigid This woman will clearly be able to tell Cassie about her father She must have known him well to have named a racehorse after him twenty years following his death It s at least a starting point in an investigation that s sure to be painful as it brings back memories and opens new wounds There s also another case that s troubling Cassie somebody in the village of Larton Easewood is sending threatening letters to an Indian couple she knows through her bridge classes As a case of racial prejudice, it s bad enough, but when the situation escalates to murder, Cassie realizes she s in the middle of a particularly deadly game Menaced by phone calls from a psychopathic former bridge pupil, experiencing problems in her love life, fighting the battle of the bulge, and frightened by a midnight prowler, Cassie struggles to focus on the two murders one twenty years ago, one recent and finds herself in grave danger before she uncovers some surprising answers.

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    1. While waiting for my to-read books to become available at the library, this one caught my eye with the cover and titlea bridge mystery. Talk about false promotion! Not one hand of bridge was played (the King of Hearts was actually the name of a character) and the mystery was unbelievably lame. What a waste of time.

    2. This is one of a short series of books about professional bridge player, Cassandra Swann, who somehow gets involved in murder and mayhem. In this entry, one of her bridge students, an Indian doctor, is brutally murdered in front of his mistress's flat.but the mistress is not the only suspect. There is also a back story of the 20 year old death of Cassandra's father, Handsome Harry, a pub owner and raconteur, who Cassie believes was murdered. Mix in some colorful characters and you have a fast mo [...]

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