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Black Widowers – Wikipedia

This collection, an impulse buy at an airport bookstall, assimov one of the last ones I read. The book has also been translated into German. For anyone who is keeping score, I think this volume is slightly better than the previous one. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Refresh and try again. Also inAsimov began his series of Black Widower mysteries for Ellery Queen’s mystery magazine.

I didn’t know Asimov wrote crime stories. This anthology did make me sad as it was published after Mr. But it is the armchair detectives themselves that drew me to the stories. Refresh and try again.

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Tales of the Black Widowers

He Loved these stories, a collection of short stories by Asimov. There’s good characterization, some fun ideas and the conceit of the whole thing being dialogue never gets tired. Trivia About Casebook of the B There are 2 other collections of Black Windowers stories, and I’ll definitely try to track those down.


Amo Asimov come scrittore di fantascienza, da morire, e mi sono approcciata a questo libro con non poco scetticismo. 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. Trivia About Tales of the Blac There’s one, for instance that makes a big deal out of one of the characters believing himself to be Batman, but this turns out to have next to no bearing on the story or mystery involved.

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The determined lack of female characters is annoying. In that way they are, as a co-worker of mine stated, Encyclopedia Brown stories for adults. First posted on my blog My Reader’s Block.

The only rule being: Fans have probably read these collections already, though. 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. Shelve Puzzles of the Black Widowers.

The Return of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

He was emulating Dame Agatha. As boring as cold shit, as boring as watching paint dry, as boring as a six-hour lecture by Isaac Asimov entitled ”Why I Am So Great” followed by a two-hour session in which Dr With the greatest respect and admiration for Dr A, I have to say nevertheless that this has to be the most boring thing I have ever read: Sembra che Lester Del Rey Asimov says they are based on an actual club he frequented, I wonder what these gentlemen thought aeimov Asimov’s characters.


But at each meeting someone brings a guest who has a problem or mystery to be solved. The widowers each have their own personalities, flaws, physical and character traits, and they are all equally attaching after a few stories.

Black Widowers

Asimov’s Black Widower stories are all, essentially, the same — they adhere to a rigid structure; So when the memory of this blaxk came back to me so clearly — I could remember nearly every detail — I wondered: Some more very interesting mysteries to try to solve.

This book is the first of six that describe mysteries solved by the Black Widowers, based on a literary dining club he belonged to known as the Trap Door Spiders.

I wish the good doctor had stuck to writing what he was good at.