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Mendelson, Paul

Overview
Works: 32 works in 124 publications in 3 languages and 2,038 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Drama  Television comedies  Television programs  Science fiction television programs  Fantasy television programs 
Roles: Author, Proofreader
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Mendelson
The first rule of survival by Paul Mendelson( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven years ago in Cape Town three young white South African schoolboys were abducted in broad daylight on three consecutive days. They were never heard of again. Now, a new case for the unpredictable Colonel Vaughn de Vries casts a light on the original enquiry; for him, a personal failure which has haunted him for those seven years and has cost him his marriage and peace of mind. A former British government agent, friend to De Vries, provides intelligence on this new case, but is any of it admissible? Struggling in a mire of departmental and racial rivalry, De Vries seeks the whole truth and unravels a complex history of abuse, deception and murder. Challenging friends, colleagues and enemies, De Vries comes to realise he doesn't know who is which. Set against the background of Cape Town and the endless, rolling South African veld, this chilling thriller reveals layer after layer of abuse - physical, political and psychological
The serpentine road by Paul Mendelson( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and German and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even after the release of Nelson Mandela and the promise of free elections, extremist groups terrorized South Africa, bombing churches, opening fire in bars and restaurants. Nearly twenty-five years ago, as a young Captain, Vaughn de Vries finds himself in pursuit of the suspects of a fatal bombing in his precinct, under the command of one of the most feared white police officers of the time: Major Kobus Nel. Out of radio communication and without clear evidence, the SAPS barge into a township and set off a chain of events which will resonate for a quarter of a century. In Cape Town in 2015, the heiress of an Apartheid-era industrialist is found murdered, her body posed to suggest a racial hate crime. But, as Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates, possible motives for her death abound: a highly controversial art exhibition, her sexual preferences, her relationship - as yet unknown by the press - with the son of one of the heroes of The Struggle
Bridge for beginners : a step-by-step guide to one of the most challenging card games by Paul Mendelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridge is one of the most challenging card games. It is truly a mind sport, as taxing on the brain as a decathlon is on the body. This book is the ultimate introduction. Bridge for Beginners starts with the basics, even suggesting that the reader remove the jokers from a full deck of cards. Afterwards, the book quickly progresses, and by the end, the novice player will be ready to go as far as desired, whether it be to social bridge, club bridge, competitive bridge, or audition for the
The mammoth book of poker by Paul Mendelson( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to follow, The Mammoth Book of Poker enables even those new to the game to begin and win at home, in casinos, in tournaments and online. Written by leading card games author Paul Mendelson, and packed with top tips, this invaluable new guide helps you understand your chances, appreciate the percentages, and master the odds that your hand improves. All aspects of poker are covered, including: Online poker Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, Hi/Lo Split and all other variants No-Limit/Limit Killer online play Casino play Advanced strategies Tournament play and listings With over 500 pages, The Mammoth Book of Poker gives all you need to know to get started and win from the outset
The history of blood by Paul Mendelson( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the South African Police Service receive a panicked call for help from the wayward daughter of a former Apartheid-era politician, they discover not only her body but, within it, a message which will take Colonel Vaughn de Vries and Don February of the Special Crimes Unit on a journey through their country and their country's past to decipher and resolve. As organised crime grips South Africa, new players arrive in Cape Town, determined to exploit the poor and hopeless, promising redemption. While other government agencies snap impotently at the small fish, De Vries, linked by a personal connection, resolves to follow this trail to its source and take it down from the top. As decades old webs of corruption and influence are exposed, and the boundaries of morality blur, his decisions begin to impact on his friends, colleagues and family
The mammoth book of casino games by Paul Mendelson( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Mendelson offers an indispensable guide to beating the odds in just about every gambling game, both in casinos and online. He reveals how to shift the odds in your favour as he clearly explains every game and analyses optimum strategies in detail with the aim of helping you to win."--Publisher's description
Bridge for complete beginners by Paul Mendelson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the complete tutorial. It will enable you to learn properly without the need for other help and give you a solid foundation on which to start enjoying this absorbing game. You can refer back to it time and time again, whenever you want to refresh your knowledge."--Back cover
121 tips for better bridge by Paul Mendelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Financial Times' weekly bridge columnist offers a completely revised and updated guide to sharpening bridge techniques, with more than 20 new tips and fresh material. For the social bridge players who knows the rules and can play a reasonable hand, but want to refine their skills and improve their understanding of the game, this is the perfect guide. Packed with those gems of knowledge it usually takes years to accumulate, this invaluable book offers solid advice on how best to deal with a variety of situations. The tips range from simple to more advanced and all are clearly explained and are illustrated by an example hand and a reader's test. There is no simpler or more enjoyable way to improve bridge skills."--Publisher's description
The golden rules of bridge by Paul Mendelson( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In bridge, there are thousands of rules, guidelines, and understandings - but which are golden? Many players enjoy their game without knowing some of the most significant underlying facts about the game, making mistakes which ruin their scores. With some gentle and entertaining reading, all players can improve their game hugely, just by knowing the Golden Rules of Bridge. From thirty years of teaching and playing, Paul Mendelson presents a book containing what he considers are the golden rules of bridge: the techniques and tips which occur most frequently and which provide the biggest edge against your opponents, and offer the biggest scoring advantages. He explains the thinking and logical reasoning behind each element - bidding, declarer play, defence - to ensure that readers remember and understand why they do what they do. These tips and techniques will transform your results and enjoyment of the game, whether you play social rubber bridge or Chicago, club teams events or duplicate pairs. If you play an Acol-based system or any of the many natural bidding systems available, knowing the Golden Rules will improve your score and frustrate your opponents, leaving you in the best spots and them with the tough decisions"--Publisher's description
My hero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermoman, a naive superhero, is introduced to worldly ways by nurse Janet Dawkins
Apostle Lodge by Paul Mendelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostle Lodge looks out over the ocean, an award-winning mansion built by a renowned architect. Stark and minimal, its black opaque windows hide a terrible secret. As Colonel Vaughn De Vries investigates the depraved crime committed within its walls, he believes there may be more than one killer on the loose, all with connections to a charismatic man who as a child, drowned his sister and shattered his family.And his work is not over yet
The right way to play bridge : the complete reference to successful Acol bidding and the key principles of play : for improving players by Paul Mendelson( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of blood by Paul Mendelson( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the South African Police Service receives a panicked call for help from the wayward daughter of a former Apartheid-era politician, they soon discover not only her body, but within it, a message that will take Colonel Vaughn de Vries and Don February of the Special Crimes Unit on a journey through their country - and its past. As organised crime grips South Africa, new players arrive in Cape Town, determined to exploit the poor and hopeless. While other government agencies snap impotently at the small fish, de Vries, linked by a personal connection, resolves to follow this trail to its source and take it down from the top. Soon decades-old webs of corruption and influence are exposed; and as the boundaries of morality blur, de Vries's decisions begin to impact on his friends, colleagues and family
100 tips for better bridge by Paul Mendelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My hero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health food shop owner George Sunday is the alter ego of the world's most famous superhero, Thermoman! He is a down-to-earth superhero in love, and he's back for another series of out-of-this-world comedy adventures
Bridge : winning ways to play your cards by Paul Mendelson( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To be really successful at bridge, you need the right strategy. If the declarer has one plan, the defenders must counter it with one of their own. You cannot properly consider your own strategy in isolation from that of your opponents. For every thought they have, you need to have a counter. In this invaluable guide Paul Mendelson uses examples of hands that occur in a real game of bridge that will make a difference to your scores and help you improve your game
Control the bidding : the right way to secure the battleground in bridge by Paul Mendelson( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winning demands control of the bidding. Before a card is played you must fight for the high ground or hustle your opponents beyond their safe level. Pro-active and fearless but not reckless in this hugely exciting partnership arena, you must judge every last auction nuance and, terrier-like, destroy your opponents' communication and confidence whilst enhancing your own. Dodge their snares, resist their ploys but win the high stakes by forcing them to gamble - yourself delivering their misfortunes - and by your willingness to bet on certainty."--
Texas hold 'em poker : begin and win by Paul Mendelson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texas hold 'em poker : win online by Paul Mendelson( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people playing online poker think they are winning players when they're actually losing month after month. But, if you have basic knowledge of the game and follow Paul Mendelson's techniques, you can ensure that you win regularly and consistently. Find out how to: Select the best poker sites for your standard. Analyse your opponents and their games. Adapt your game to combat the styles of play you meet. Counter the costly dangers of 'tilt' and temperament. Manage your bankroll and build it into serious money. Play to benefit from being alert while others - in another time zone - are exhausted. Make the right decisions - and avoid costly mistakes. Read your opponents correctly - and keep them guessing about you!
Mendelson's guide to the bidding battle by Paul Mendelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bridge for beginners : a step-by-step guide to one of the most challenging card games
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The mammoth book of pokerThe mammoth book of casino gamesBridge for complete beginners121 tips for better bridgeThe right way to play bridge : the complete reference to successful Acol bidding and the key principles of play : for improving players100 tips for better bridgeBridge : winning ways to play your cardsControl the bidding : the right way to secure the battleground in bridge
Alternative Names
Paul Mendelson britischer Schriftsteller

Paul Mendelson British writer

Paul Mendelson Brits schrijver van misdaadromans

Paul Mendelson écrivain britannique, auteur de roman policier et d'ouvrages sur les jeux de cartes

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Languages
English (97)

German (10)

French (2)