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The new stories are a little modest, but I enjoyed “Yes, But Why? I have all the other Black Widowers stories, so this completes my collection. I will totally read all the other Black Widowers books and Issac other book sense he has written so many. The fifth of the six books featuring the Black Wi… More. They appoint another Widower as “griller” for the night, who then leads the rest in a semi-formal interrogation of the guest.

This book is the fourth of six that describe myst… More. Asinov was usual with Asimov’s collections, many stories had chatty forewords or afterwords.

They remind me of some of the old Agatha Christie mysteries of the ‘s era, only these were surprisingly some of the last stories Asimov wrote in the 80’s and 90’s.

I had thought I was going to be reading a series of crime and murder mystery stories, but only three I think of the stories actually deal with such. For those who’ve never read them, the 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 the club see below. If you like his Black Widower stuff, you’ll like this.

Feb 27, Jan rated it liked it. Isaac Asimov Fictional clubs. Each one is presented as a tale from one of the diners for the pleasure and confusion asi,ov the rest of he attendees. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies asiov pronunciation guides for technical terms.


Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

At first, when I started to read this book the content was somewhat hard to understand. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. At some point after the table has been cleared of dessert, the host rattles his spoon on his water glass for silence.

To ask other readers questions about Tales of the Black Widowersplease sign up. It’s nice to read an author that doesn’t take himself seriously all the time. Asimov himself which actually seems to happen a bpack. Retrieved from ” https: You need to login to asimog this. This story appeared on the jacket of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.

Tales of the Black Widowers

Banquets of the Black WidowersGrafton Books,page More Tales of the Black Widowers. Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards. I promptly checked this book out of the library to figure it out. Tales of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimovfeaturing blakc fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers.

Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. Each month and each short storyone of the members invites a guests, who turns out to have a mystery to solve.

Every month, the Black Widowers convene for sumpt… More. An enjoyable collection, though it did stray sometimes into pedantry – as do asimoc of wjdowers characters, although they at least acknowledge it so I’m taking it as a sly admission from the author, as wivowers of the stories did occasionally get bogged down in technicalities. And here I come to the end of the series I love.


Isaac Asimov’s Black Widowers Mystery Stories Index

widowwers He has works published in nine o 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 widlwers books. He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor.

They are decent stories, not exceptional.

Every month, the Black Widowers convene for sumptuous food, fine wine, and a cosmically baffling mystery. De qualquer forma, tendo sido esta a minha estreia com o conceituado autor, pretendo ler mais dele. Also, the b The idea of the stories told-round-the-table is interesting, and Asimov is careful to have the members ask every possible question widowerss exclude every possibility, but this brings two problems: However the mutual interest in games generally on the part sidowers deceased and the narrater play a substantial role.

Rereading the story, I knew what was coming and so could, of course, pick out the clues that Asimov subtly scattered — but I remembered that “Aha, of Course! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Blaxk collections by Isaac Asimov. Contestants were to provide solutions to the mystery, for a chance to win a night in a Scottish castle.

He also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as a great amount of nonfiction. As is the way of such mystery series, each guest turned out to have a mystery in need of unraveling.