Mystery Books with a Cards Theme: Poker, Bridge, Gambling, & Card Games Mysteries

Susan* recently asked this question:

“… do you have a page for Card Game / Gambling Mysteries? I looked, but I couldn’t find one, …  I’ve found several Poker / Bridge based mysteries.”

At first I thought that I did have a Mystery Books with Cards Theme already done, but when I looked, it turns out I had the wrong type of Card in mind: Card Making Cozy Mystery theme. Still on my quest, I came up with two other possibilities: Crossword Puzzles and Bunco Mystery Books and Sudoku Mystery Books. (As Groucho Marx used to say: Close, but no cigar.)

Mystery Books with a Cards Theme (Poker, Bridge, Gambling, & Card Games Mysteries):

Jackie Chance: Poker Mystery Series

Jessie Chandler: Bingo Barge Murder (Shay O’Hanlon Caper mysteries, book #1)

Agatha Christie: Cards on the Table

Honor Hartman (aka Miranda James, Jimmie Ruth Evans, & Dean James): Bridge Club Mystery Series

Marlys Millhiser: Nobody Dies in a Casino

Gail OustBunco Babes Mystery Series

Please post a comment if you know of any other mystery authors who write Poker Mysteries, Bridge Mysteries, Gambling Mysteries, or any other Card Game Mysteries.



    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Judith, a while ago I added Bunco to the Crossword Puzzle theme mysteries, which I clearly shouldn’t have done. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to put it on this list, also.

  1. Alfred says

    Danna not really a series but Agatha Christie has a book called Cards on the Table. It is about a Bridge group and murder with Hercule Poirot

  2. Glynnis says

    Susan Moody writes a series about an English bridge instructor named Cassie Swann that should be on your list.

  3. Susan* says

    The recent discussion on the number of Sherlock Holmes books written ‘post’ Conan Doyle reminded me that there are two Holmes mysteries that fit this theme.
    ‘Sherlock Holmes: Bridge Detective’ & ‘Sherlock Holmes: Bridge Detective Returns’. Both by Frank Thomas.

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