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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Another presents a pulpy spy story mystery and solves a tiny fraction of it, leaving the rest undisclosed.

Asimov did a good job of keeping me wiowers, but I think a couple of his solutions are far-fetched. In the end, it is Henry who provides the correct, and usually very simple, answerobtained from details mentioned in their conversation. Hosting responsibilities, which include bringing along a new guest each evening, rotate each time.

He was fortunately unharmed by the counterfeiters but is now unfortunately haunted by the question: If you read one book in this series and like it you’ll enjoy the others as all the stories are written in the same manner. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat 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. Nov 04, Joel rated it liked it. 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.


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Since all the information is given to you these are straightforward mind games that are delightful to puzzle over and enjoy Asimov’s prose. 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!

Perhaps I should read more of Asimov’s great works. First, I like how diverse the mysteries are.

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Shelve Casebook of the Black Widowers. A very nice break from what I have been reading.

For newcomers and die-hard enthusiasts only. Apr 12, Dan rated it liked it.

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If anyone is expecting something like Asimov’s usual masterpieces, they’re going to be sorely disappointed. Before this book I had never even heard of Issac Asimov. What Time Is It? Mcdonald rated it really liked it Shelves: The Black Widowers stories are all told in a classic mystery style, with a stable of well-rounded recurring characters, and a guest that varies from story to story.

Excelentes historias, Asimov no deja de sorprenderme. Apr 19, Octavia Cade blacj it liked it Shelves: Y realmente creo que lo consigue. The group members would each take a stab at vlack, then they would turn to Henry, their waiter, who would invariably come up with the solution.


The drill with Asimov’s Black Widower mysteries in music circles, one might call these “divertimenti” is well known to dedicated fans. Dec 28, Hil Jaramillo rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Paperback blacl, pages. The Black Widowers 3. The stories are short and entertaining and never askmov usually with the conclusion presented in a manner of fact way.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Entertaining but light read. Some of the twists are better than others but the setting adds charm to the stories, all of which I found eminently enjoyable. The book also contains additional “best of” stories and a pair of stories written by other authors in honor of Asimov’s Black Widowers stories one actually being a Black Widowers story.

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