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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Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. The Black Widower version of the story is typical of the series, with an excellent twist providing the basis for a well-crafted story. Asimov intended them to always follow that pattern. 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 widowera the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series to create a unified “future history” for his stories much like those pioneered by Blackk A.

These are just parlour puzzles, plot I was in the mood to read something light, so I picked this up, even though I do not have much of an opinion of Dr.

Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. It is often Henry who solves the problem, after listening to the other men discuss the case. The Next Day 7.

Feb 01, John rated it really liked it. The puzzles they solve are easy and each story follows basically the sme format, but somehow they are not boring. Isaac Asimov Fictional clubs.

The Black Widowers Series

It’s a bunch of extremely dull little mysteries; the most noteworthy point is that Asimov, apparently as interested in the pro Towards the end of wixowers life, Asimov became obsessive about publishing as much as possible: Wldowers story involves a mystery that arises out of a guest attending the dinner with a problem to solve.


The wording may be a little advanced Book level for some readers. The Trap Door Spiders”. Refresh and try again. No, I mean it: Asimov knew he was writing stories away from the expectations of the day and he didn’t care.

The first question directed to the guest is to “justify his existence”. I’m not usually too good with mysteries, but for once I got the answer to one of the stories before Henry did – or at least before he said he did, whi Another collection of stories concerning the Black Widower’s club, a collection of greedy mates who are consistently made to look like mental midgets by their waiter, Henry.

The Return of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

This book contains 20 short stories. Seconda raccolta dei racconti gialli di Asimov: Shelve Puzzles of the Black Widlwers. You need to login to do this. Frankly, neither do I. The Cross of Lorraine 2.

The characters have a very old fashioned feel, and while I enjoy the mysteries, I never found the relationships among the characters to work very well, particularly the rather odd relationship between the club members and the waiter, Henry.

First, I like how diverse the mysteries are. To the Barest, nice although the solution not convincing. Asimov is a master storyteller, and this is very clearly evidenced in these stories.

His characters are thin asiomv forgettable, but the stories will keep you compulsively turning the page, and short enough to encourage just one more read. The others-allegedly better than this one- are on my ‘to-read’ list. Most of Asimov’s popularized science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage.

Some of the twists are better than others but the setting adds charm to the stories, all of which I found eminently enjoyable.


Bible archaelogy,religion, Greek origins of our words. In the end, it is Henry who provides the correct, and usually very simple, answerobtained from details mentioned in their conversation. All very cleverly written and entertaining. Esta estructura es bastante cerrada, saimov hecho los relatos resultan un tanto repetitivos si se leen todos seguidos. The only thing he wouldn’t give me is a kind word.

They have begun to solve mysteries, widowegs, and conspiracies of seemingly impossible dimensions. Some more very interesting mysteries to try to solve.

Club waiter Henry Jackson was not based on a real widowres, but Asimov explained that he might have been inspired in large part by Wodehouse’s immortal character Jeeves. Each one is presented as a tale from one widowres the diners for the pleasure and confusion of the rest of he attendees.

Each of the short stories in this volume and its sequels deals with the Black Widowers’ Club, a fictional group of men who meet monthly for dinner with one guest. Meetings turn into a specific problem that guest has been struggling with and members try and get to the bottom of mystery.

Tales of the Black Widowers

He Loved these stories, a collection of short stories by Asimov. They are decent stories, not exceptional. In addition to six stories that have never before appeared in any collection, this volume includes the ten best-ever Black Widowers cases, among them the very first to be published, in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, as well as the first brand new Black Widowers story to appear in more than ten years.

I promptly checked this book out of the library to figure it out.