The Tales of the Black Widowers are a set of 66 mystery stories. It’s a group of middle-aged guys that get together each month for dinner and drinks. Eac. Tales of the Black Widowers [Isaac Asimov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tales of the Black Widowers. Puzzles of the Black Widowers [Isaac Asimov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Black Widowers Club, including Henry the waiter.

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Banquets of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov. A different Widower hosts every month, and it is the host’s privilege to invite a guest to dinner.

This page was last edited on 5 Januaryat Ron Hubbard in his pre-messianic incarnation. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This collection is just what I was looking for. Showing of 37 reviews. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In the end, it is Henry who provides the correct, and usually very simple, answer, obtained from details mentioned in the conversation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Some guests were also based on real people. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. While most of the stories have appeared in a variety of magazines, Asimov purposely includes never-before-published stories in each collection. Tales of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Casebook of the Black Widowers. I wish all the black widowers stories would be re-issued into new editions or kindle booksbut in the meantime, I’ll grab the used copies anytime I see them.

Black Widowers

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. The sixth book, published posthumously, contained six previously uncollected stories, eleven reprinted from previous collections, and additional material by Charles ArdaiWilliam Brittain and Harlan Ellison.

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These old-fashioned puzzle stories may not have much substance, but they never fail to entertain. Please try again later. Invariably, the highly literate and intelligent group—an artist, a wldowers lawyer, a cryptographer, a math teacher, a chemist and a mystery writer whose real-life counterparts from Asimov’s circle of science-fiction colleagues Harlan Ellison identifies in aeimov foreword —falls short of success, and their Jeeves-like waiter, Henry, effortlessly points out the often obvious clues they overlooked.

The guest may be a friend, relative or xsimov from work women are not allowed [3].

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Club waiter Henry Jackson was not based on a real person, but Asimov explained that he might have been inspired in large part by Wodehouse’s immortal character Jeeves. Like Asimov, a number of the members of the Spiders were popular science fiction authors, including such notables as L.

This used copy blaco some notes on asjmov last couple of pages, but they were fantastic – it was obviously someone’s menu for a book club discussion about this book, and it fits the theme of the book perfectly. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The mystery in this particular story was to find out what the two young people had actually discussed.

Most of the cases revolve around one or two specialized pieces of information that most readers would not casually know. See all 37 reviews. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After his science fiction, Asimov was probably best known turning out a heap of non-fiction books that looked at various science-related topics written with a zsimov audience in mind.


Casebook of the Black Widowers is a collection of widwoers short stories by American author Isaac Asimovfeaturing his fictional club of mystery solvers, the Black Widowers. More Tales of the Black Widowers.

Thoroughly entertaining and intriguing stories.

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Shelve More Tales of the Black Widowers. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Retrieved from ssimov http: Cover of first edition, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The fifth of the six books featuring the Black Wi… More. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Puzzles of the Black Widowers.

Mystery collections by Isaac Asimov. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. In each tale, the six members of the Black Widowers club gather to dine, azimov and take a crack at solving a puzzle posed by an invited guest. List of short stories by Isaac Asimov. The story wodowers told in the presence of the Black Qidowers, an intellectuals’ dinner club. This article about a collection of short stories is a stub. Views Read Edit View history.

More Tales of the Black Widowers. The meal is served by the incomparable waiter Henry Jackson — almost invariably referred to as simply Henry — whom the regulars look upon with high regard and even consider an actual member.

If you like your fiction with plenty of action then quite honestly these tales are probably not going to work for you.