Casebook of the Black Widowers has ratings and 28 reviews. Bev said: Isaac Asimov, prolific science fiction author, also turned his hand to mysteries. Tales of the Black Widowers has ratings and reviews. Ahmad said: Tales of the Black Widowers (The Black Widowers #1), Isaac AsimovTales of the.. . The Return of the Black Widowers has ratings and 41 reviews. Sarah said: I’ ve loved the Black Widowers mysteries ever since I found an old copy at my.

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The Return of the Black Widowers

blavk Mystery collections by Isaac Asimov. Loosely inspired by the Trap Door Spiders, a real life dinner group to which Asimov belonged, the stories featured six regular dinner companions who would take turns inviting a guest to their monthly get-togethers.

The first question directed to the guest is to “justify his existence”. You need to login to do this.

Tales of the Black Widowers

The book has also been translated into German. Then again, even the worst puzzle here is on a whole plane of “better” than any mystery I might come up with. The Family Man 3. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series asimiv juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.


Piacevole, ma un po’ sotto tono. I’ve always found this relationship bothersome and this book just made it more irritating. Asimov states that he wants to give asinov reader a fair shot at solving the mystery before the story’s end – no last-minute revelations of long-lost cousins, etc. Views Read Edit View history. Not the cleverest of mysteries. The club allows one guest who is sworn to secrecy. Give asimlv a treat and add some of Asimov’s gentle humour to your bookshelf.

My rating probably reflects more on my appreciation of short stories than these specific short stories. Book not in series. The structure of the stories is also interesting – when you thi If anyone is expecting something like Asimov’s usual masterpieces, they’re going to be sorely disappointed.

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The group members would each take a blaxk at it, then they would turn to Henry, their waiter, who would invariably come up with the solution. Several new ones in this book. Jan 31, J. Heinlein and Arthur C.

Return to Book Page. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As with many of Asimov’s short story collections, there’s a little afterword to each tale, giving a bit of background to either the writing of the story or the genesis of the plot.

The puzzles they solve are easy and each story follows basically the sme format, but somehow they are not boring. I would recommend this book to someone who is great with, I guess advanced level reading books, and likes mysteries. Shelve Casebook of the Black Widowers. One of the members brings a guest, who is asked to justify his existence after dinner. Which one of his neighbors is a crook?

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Don’t look for violence, mayhem or thrills in this collection. The stories are short and entertaining and never controversial usually asomov the conclusion presented in widowerw manner of fact way. He also widoweers mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. Nov 28, Cat. I’d only read his Black Widow mysteries in paperback anthologies, so this gathering was really fun.

The puzzle itself and the logical process of solving it is really the point; the answer itself is almost widowerss. Asimov aismov, chapter ” Asimov turned his hand at writing many genres and styles – some better than others after all he is known for his science fiction after all BUT I think mysteries come a close second.

Asimov is egotistical and funny, and very intelligent.