Murder at Bridge

Cover image for


Author: Anne Austin
Published: 1931
Language: English
Wordcount: 88,256 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,152
Added to site: 2006.09.29 14870

Special Investigator Bonnie Dundee digs into the mystery of the 'death hand' dealt in a game of Bridge, while the inhabitants of the small town of Hamilton joke about being the dummy for fear of being murdered...

Show Excerpt

men--well, she simply tucks her head so that her shoulder-length black curls fall forward enchantingly, gives them one wistful smile out of her big eyes that are like black pansies and--the clink of slave chains!... Now go on and think I'm catty, which I suppose I am!"

Bonnie Dundee grinned at her reassuringly. Not for him to explain that practically all women and many men found themselves "gossiping" when he led them on adroitly, for reasons of his own. Which of course helped make him the excellent detective he was.

"So all the men in your crowd have fallen for Nita Selim, have they?"

"Practically all, in varying degrees, except Peter Dunlap, who has never looked at another woman since he was lucky enough to get Lois, and Clive Hammond, who's engaged to Polly Beale," Penny answered reluctantly, her color high.

"Including your young man?"

"I haven't a 'young man,' in the sense of being engaged," Penny retorted, then added honestly: "I have been letting Ralp


Average Rating of 3.3 from 6 reviews: ****
Dai Alanye

I'm surprised at the enthusiastic prior reviews. This qualifies as corn and little else but. The characters are trite, including the brilliant detective who suspects person after person, accusing not a few, and the situations contrived.

Except for bridge devotees, I would have thought there'd be little interest. But then, I didn't finish it.


Just the kind of mystery book I like.

R Stephan

I was a bit disappointed when the detective found out the way Nita was murdered because the plot went so well until then. Anyway, this novel will keep you hooked until the end.

Leah A. Zeldes

Broadway belle Nita Selim has come to a prosperous Midwestern town and inveigled herself into local high society. But neither she nor they are all what they seem, as becomes clear when she's found dead during a bridge party.

Investigator Bonnie Dundee tracks the killer with earnest derring-do, and the plot keeps him and the reader guessing pretty well. A few extraneous details could be done away with, but overall, it's a good read.

Linda Otto

Grat fun! If you don't get the in-your-face clue at the very beginning, this one will really keep you guessing. So many suspects and so many motives. I would definitely like to read more by Anne Austin.


it was really nice story....

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Murder at Bridge by Anne Austin - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Murder at Bridge by Anne Austin - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Murder at Bridge by Anne Austin - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Murder at Bridge by Anne Austin - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Murder at Bridge by Anne Austin - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Murder at Bridge by Anne Austin - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Hollywood Assassin
by M.Z. Kelly
'Doc.' Gordon
by Mary Wilkins Freeman
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Attic Murder
by S. Fowler Wright
The Accused
by Harold R. Daniels
by Charles King

See more popular titles from this genre.