Carole Coplea
Carole Coplea

Death in Duplicate

A mysterious illness… two dead bridge players… what’s going on at Kensington College? On the surface, Kensington is a typical small U.S. college (although its President certainly considers it superior to most). But when two players collapse and die during a duplicate bridge game at the Faculty Club, it soon becomes clear that there is more going on at Kensington than meets the eye. It falls to Detective Christina DiLongo, from the local P.D., to solve a case that is a far cry from the usual petty crime in the area – a mystery that inevitably leads her to a close scrutiny of the bridge club and its members. But would anyone really commit murder over a bridge game?
Critics’ Viewpoint


A great gift for your mystery-reading bridge friends. — Kitty Cooper, ACBL District 17 newsletter  11/26/2013

Recommended as a gift for your favorite bridge player. — Phillip Alder, New York Times, November 2013  11/07/2013

A decent mystery and an interesting mix of characters. You’ll never again look around your club game with the same innocent regard. Coplea’s first book, and I hope there will be more. — ACBL Bulletin  10/31/2013

A charming novel that raises the question, ‘Would anyone really commit murder over a bridge game?’ — American Bridge Teachers’ Association Quarterly  10/31/2013

Carole Coplea’s first novel is a mystery that follows the search for the killer or killers, but most of it is devoted to the characters, their peculiarities and professional rivalries, and the game of bridge. — The Bridge World  10/31/2013

Carole Coplea

Carole Coplea (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) is an enthusiastic bridge player with a background in marketing. This is her first book.