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Jun 07, Phyllis rated it it was amazing. 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!

The Black Widowers Series

Mass Market Paperbackpages. But since I had nothing to compare ‘Casebook of the Black Widowers’ to, except other mysteries, I absolutely fell in love with it. It was a quick read with some interesting puzzles. This is presumably intentional. They might be ridiculous, but they’re endearing all the same. However, they are all thwarted in their attempts and at the end, their inestimable wai I have heard of Isaac Asimov’s “the Black Widowers” before but have never read any of their stories until now.

The stories are FUN to read, which I think is a quality overlooked in much modern fiction. The only Sci-Fi book I ever read was ‘l, Robot’ by Asimov which I chose because I had a used bookstore and wanted to read an example of each genre.

Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. Return to Book Page. The reader’s enjoyment of the original version, however, depends rather too much on one’s degree of familiarity with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.


Heinlein and Arthur C. With all the skills of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot combined, these six men and their ever-faithful waiter, Henry, take on challenging cases that will tease your deductive skills to the limit and keep you guessing to the very end.

I very much enjoyed my romp through the book. Ssimov are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Sep 20, Serena. Asimov intended them to always follow that pattern. Each story involves the club members’ knowledge of trivia. Good at the time. These are just parlour puzzles, plots revolving around simplistic and sometimes, outright silly devices – the kind you can ask as riddles to your friends in after dinner conversations. Inevitably, one of the men, or the guest, comes up with a problem, which the men, the guest, and the waiter, Henry, who has also become a member of the club, must solve.

The characters meet monthly in a private dining room at the Milano in New York City. He has works published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System lacking only an entry in the s category of Philosophy. The members make a pretense of not looking for mysteries to solve, but, of course, they always wind Isaac Asimov, prolific science fiction author, also turned his hand to mysteries every now and then.

Jul 25, Ange rated it liked it. Son 12 relatos cortos de misterio, todos ellos desarrollados en un mismo ambiente basado en un club real al que pertenece el propio Asimov, los Trap Door Spiders.

Every month, the Black Widowers convene for sumptuous food, fine wine, and blck cosmically baffling mystery. The drill with Asimov’s Black Widower mysteries in music circles, one might call these “divertimenti” is well known to dedicated fans.


There are several new stories, though, plus two by other authors in the spirit of the originals one an wwidowers homage with new characters, and the other more directly derivative of the originals but whose plot focuses on treating Asimov reverentially.

The Black Widowers Series by Isaac Asimov

The members of the group – a lawyer, a cryptographer, a math teacher, a chemist, a mystery writer, and Henry, their inestimable waiter – never fail to ferret out an interesting mystery, theft, disappearance, swindle or some other form of interesting puzzle during the grilling of their dinner guest which invariably starts with the formula question “How do you justify your existence?

Most of the stories follow the same basic convention: You’ve hit it, Mr. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But lately the Black Widowers have added a new entertainment to their meetings. Imparerete ad apprezzare queste riunioni dei Vedovi Neri, a conoscerli meglio, a sentirvi uno di loro, quasi. In a private dining room at New York’s luxurious Milano restaurant, the six brilliant men once more gather for fine fare served impeccably by their peerless waiter, Henry.

Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov. Invariably, the guest has some puzzle; in variably, the intellectua Isaac Asimov – writing mysteries!

Amo Asimov come scrittore di fantascienza, da morire, e mi sono approcciata a questo libro con non poco scetticismo.