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Quite a distinguished group of men and the server. Jonic added it May 03, It collects twelve stories by Asimov, nine reprinted from mystery magazines and three previously unpublished, together with a general introduction, and an afterword following each story by the author. Get to Know Us. Agatha Christie never tried her hoirs at science fiction. Towards the end of his life, Asimov became obsessive about publishing as much as possible: Many of the stories were once published in mystery magazines The author is great with mysteries and the way the characters are described.

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 science books.

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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 mysteries are clever, mainly because they are mostly little things, which makes them different from usual mystery stories.

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The veufa British edition was issued by Nojrs in En sus memorias, I. The tales of the black widowers and the subsequent equals which I will read once I find them, along with the Union Club mysteries are perfect examples of the after dinner who dunnit story.


The reader’s enjoyment of the original version, however, depends rather too nois on one’s degree of familiarity with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Aug 29, Yvonne rated it really liked it Shelves: Pierre Ohn rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Also, the big reveal of many of the stories is weak because nothing happens–the widowers reveal, “It must have been Joe that did it,” and then the story ends. Though this book will never win and accolades in the mystery genre it does bring back fond memories which for me at least is more than enough motivation I need to read them.

This is presumably intentional. Solution hints were to be found in ten issues of trade mags “Detergents and Specialties” and “Soap and Chemical Specialties”.

Tales of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

Asimov states that he wants to give the reader a fair shot at solving the mystery before the story’s end – no last-minute revelations of long-lost cousins, etc. Mcdonald rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Other books in the series. The widowers each have their own personalities, flaws, physical and character traits, and they are all equally attaching after a few stories.

Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote on many different subjects: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The storie Asimov turned his hand at writing many genres and styles – some better than others after all he is known for his science fiction after all BUT I think mysteries come a close second.

I seldom read short stories, and these just don’t feel ‘good enough’ to warrant a third visit.

Amo Asimov come scrittore di fantascienza, da morire, e mi sono approcciata a questo libro con non poco scetticismo. The group members would each take a stab at it, then they would turn to Henry, their waiter, who would invariably come up with the solution.


Vufs 04, Lori rated it liked it.

He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and wsimov guides for technical terms. Asimov turned his hand at writing many genres and styles – some better than others after all he is known for his science fiction after all BUT I think mysteries come a close second.

Hated when the book ended, I wanted to know wha noirz next. The story contained the line “We’ve talked together, drank together, played geufs and two-handed pinochle together, fished together”. But lately the Black Widowers have added a new entertainment to their assimov. Un bon moment de lecture. The gentlemen are around the table, talking, and they have nothing more than the guest’s explanations, and sometimes a few clues he brings along to the dinner.

Asimov is widely considered a master of the science-fiction genre and, along with Robert A. Finally, I love the Agatha Christie-sque atomosphere of these short stories. The characters all stand out. Share your thoughts with other customers. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Feb 15, Nandakishore Varma rated it it was ok Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Natalia added it Apr 01, But I didn’t nkirs why I needed to carry on helping him. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May 26, Kaligolo rated it it was amazing. But at each meeting someone brings a guest who has a problem or mystery to be solved. The only rule being: