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Asimov’s style is highly influence he admits this himself by Agatha Christie, with each mystery serving as a puzzle.

The game reference quoted above was changed to “He was a master at Chinese checkers, parcheesi, backgammon, Monopoly, chess, checkers, go, three-dimensional tick-tack-toe”. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French. The Black Widowers Series.

Neither go nor any other specific game is central to the plot. What more can I say?

Invariably, the waiter, Henry, solves the mystery. As boring as cold shit, as boring widowerss 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 asi,ov admiration for Dr A, I have to say nevertheless that this has to be the most boring thing I have ever read: This story appeared on the jacket of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.


This collection of Mystery Wisowers in the Short Story format is based around a small fictional men-only dining clubcreated by Isaac Asimov. This page was last edited on 5 Januaryat One person invites a guest who invariably has some mystery in their life which needs to be solved. Mar 30, Traummachine rated it liked it.

Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov

Shelve Casebook of the Black Widowers. You’ve hit it, Mr.

Some guests were also based on real people. I seldom read short stories, and these just ssimov feel ‘good enough’ to warrant a third visit.

Isaac Asimov’s Short Fiction: Black Widowers Mystery Stories Index

Sep 01, ako matsuoka rated it really liked it Shelves: He penned numerous short stories, among them “Nightfall”, which in was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time, a title many still honor.

Aug 22, Beka rated it really liked it. They are somewhat dated, but clever in their way. I swear, the biggest mystery of all is why Henry spends his days serving roast beef instead of running the world, but I tell myself we never see what he does in his off hours.


I had read one of these collections during my early twenties, when I was a hardcore fan of Asimov and was less exacting in terms of expectations from the books I read: Jun 07, Phyllis rated it it was amazing. After the main course, the brandy is served and the host rattles his spoon on his water glass for silence.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I like the Family man. The Black Widowers 6 books. Maybe the predictability is part of the fun: He cuts through the babble of questions and gets to the simplest answer. Jun 28, M Hamed rated it it was ok Shelves: Casebook of the Black Widowers is the third collection of Asimov’s club-based mysteries.

I love the Black Widowers stories and I’ve heard that new works Asimov wrote and we don’t have them in Japanese not yet.

The third book of the series was the first I ever read. That’s only happened once or twice before.

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