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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Oct 05, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 28, Hil Jaramillo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Another presents a pulpy spy story mystery and solves a tiny fraction of it, leaving the rest undisclosed. For those who’ve never read them, blackk basic concept is that a small group of men meet for dinner at the same restaurant once a month, served by their faithful waiter Henry, who is also part of blacm club see below.

Blak man lives on a street of outwardly identical houses, one night comes home dead drunk, and enters the wrong house, wherein he busts in on a counterfeiting ring mid-illegal-operation. This is something light and quite often tongue-in-cheek. Shelve Banquets of the Black Widowers.

As These stories of armchair detectives are somewhat simple in their approach.

Read Currently Reading Want to Read. Regardless, it is their interaction with each other that brings the stories to life.

Professor Asimov is generally considered one asimvo the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards. Personally, I’m too lazy to make the mental effort, so just enjoyed getting to the revelation. The Next Day 7. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Maybe the predictability is part of the fun: First, I like how diverse the mysteries are.

At some point after the table has been cleared of dessert, the host rattles his spoon on his water glass for silence. The Sports Page 4. Nov 08, Barbara rated it it was ok Shelves: I wish the good doctor had stuck to writing what he was good at. Asimov wrote these in a friendly, breezy tone that makes for a comfortable read. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. I’ve always found this relationship bothersome and this book just made it more irritating.

Mystery short story collections by Isaac Asimov short story collections Doubleday publisher books. blsck

Casebook of the Black Widowers

I didn’t know Asimov wrote crime stories. Aug 21, Denicemarcell added it. The story contained the line “We’ve talked together, drank together, played chess and two-handed pinochle together, fished together”.

Want to Read saving…. He was fortunately unharmed by the counterfeiters but is now unfortunately haunted by the quest Awhile ago, something someone did or said sparked a memory for me of a Black Widowerer story. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series, both of which he later tied into the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified “future history” for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A.

Shelve The Return of the Black Widowers. Agatha Christie never tried her hand at science fiction. A very nice break from what I blzck been reading.


The Return of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

Each one is blacl as a tale from one of the diners for the pleasure and confusion of the rest of he attendees. Other times, Henry’s explanation will result in the proverbial slap in the forehead – “Now why didn’t I think of that!

It is evident that Asimov was a fan of Agatha Christie, and the tales are reminiscent of The Thirteen Problemsbut comes nowhere near them in whodunit quality. Sep 07, Ann rated it really liked it. Whenever I hear two people widowfrs like that, I am certain that there is actually a profound affection between them. Invariably, the waiter, Henry, solves the mystery. This page was last edited on 5 Januaryat Apr 26, Parul rated it it was amazing.

E’ uno scrittore di fantascienza”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 01, Liedzeit rated it really liked it Shelves: Each of the volumes had on the back of the dust jacket an unfinished mystery by a then-popular author. But, they are nice and comfortable, like broken-in jeans. Books by Isaac Asimov. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

Good at the time. Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. This anthology did make me sad as it was published after Mr.