"Why is poker considered a sport while bridge is classified as merely a game? Well, that designation will surely change, just as soon as people get a load of Gary Pomerantz's "The Devil's Tickets," an irresistible true account of murder, sex, bridge and the Roaring '20s. Pomerantz lays his cards on the table: 1929. Kansas City. Prohibition. The Great Depression looms. A murder at the bridge table involving glamorous Myrtle Bennett, who fired the fatal shots . . . The author also reveals the story of the Barnum of the bridge craze, Ely Culbertson, who agreed with his wife to never discuss a hand while sitting at the table. If only the Bennetts had agreed to similar terms. 1929, the year that contract bridge became a contact sport."
-The Fredricksburg (Va.) Free Lance-Star