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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I spent decent money to read only one page. The Trap Door Spiders”. The Best Books of See all 37 reviews. 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. Thoroughly entertaining and intriguing stories. Much like the Spiders they would met every now and then for dinner—typically with a single guest on hand—and ended up solving some manner of puzzle presented to them by that guest.

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Most of the stories follow the same basic convention: This page was last edited on 5 Januaryat Shelve Casebook of the Black Widowers. Asimovchapter ” They’re a little bit formulaic, but the characters have such great personalities I don’t care.

The Trap Door Spiders”. Fans of Asimov’s Black Widower brain-teasers, which typically turn on wordplay and subtle observation, will welcome this sixth and back posthumous collection in this diverting series.


Like Asimov, a number of the members of the Spiders were popular science fiction authors, including such notables as L. Shelve Tales of the Black Widowers.

Mystery short story collections by Isaac Asimov short story collections Doubleday publisher books. Invariably, the highly literate and intelligent group—an artist, a patent 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 his izaac —falls short of success, and their Jeeves-like waiter, Henry, effortlessly points out the often obvious clues they overlooked.

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During the course of a mystery, each Widower asks questions and provides possible solutions to the mystery. The Black Widowers Series. The Tales of the Black Widowers are a set of 66 mystery stories.

Invariably, the Widowers’ waiter Henry will solve the mystery, typically by thinking of a simple solution that no one else has realized. The Spiders, like their fictional counterparts, the Black Widowers, were an all-male group that convened regularly to eat, drink, discuss, debate and whatnot.

The club members try to solve the problem, raising various related aspects in the course of the conversation, but are unable to come to a conclusion or resolution. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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.


Banquets of the Black WidowersGrafton Books,page Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat 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 lay audience in mind.

Also included is an introduction by Asimov that places each story in his career timeline. The guest may be a friend, relative or colleague from work women are not allowed [3]. asimo

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. After reading through the first page of one of the short stories the binding of the book split in half.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Banquets of the Black Widowers. Read more Read less. This book is the third of six in the Black Widowers series, based on a literary dining club he belonged to known as the Trap Door Spiders. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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