Casebook of the Black Widowers { PDF } by Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov ✓ 3 review

P you guessing to the very endContents The Acuisitive Chuckle Ph as in Phony Truth to Tell Go Little Book Early Sunday Morning The Obvious Factor The Pointing Finger Miss What The Lullaby of Broadway Yankee Doodle Went to Town The Curious Omission Out of Sigh. Isaac Asimov writing mysteries What can I say When I found this book at the library it was like a personal present from the universe to me Asimov s style is highly influence he admits this himself by Agatha Christie with each mystery serving as a puzzleEach of the short stories in this volume and its seuels deals with the Black Widowers Club a fictional group of men who meet monthly for dinner with one guest Invariably the guest has some puzzle in variably the intellectual Widowers try to solve it invariably they fail to do so but Henry the Jeeves esue waiter comes through with the solution The repetition of the same pattern does not make the stories tiresome but instead brings the focus onto the puzzle of the mystery itself 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 makes them clever enough that only sometimes did I beat Henry to

free read Casebook of the Black Widowers

Casebook of the Black Widowers

There were six of them Professional men and their waiter They gather at the Milano Restaurant once a month for good food and good conversation But lately the Black Widowers have added a new entertainment to their meetings They have begun to solve mysteries mu. I was in the mood to read something light so I picked this up even though I do not have much of an opinion of Dr Asimov as a mystery writer 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 therefore I had found them mildly interesting But alas the magic has worn offI did not finish these book but dropped it after four or five stories 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 It is evident that Asimov was a fan of Agatha Christie and the tales are reminiscent of The Thirteen Problems but comes nowhere near them in whodunit ualityI wish the good doctor had stuck to writing what he was good at Agatha Christie never tried her hand at science fiction

characters ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Isaac Asimov

Rders and conspiracies of seemingly impossible dimensionsWith all the skills of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot combined these six men and their ever faithful waiter Henry take on challenging cases that will tease your deductive skills to the limit and kee. Tales of the Black Widowers is the first book in Isaac Asimov s Black Widowers mystery series I ve read one other but wanted to start from the beginning I ve enjoyed many of Asimov s Sci Fi series some of which crossed over into mysteries The Black Widowers stories are strictly mysteriesThe Black Widowers are six acuaintances who meet once a month at the Milano Restaurant for dinner and to have friendly often raucous discussions Each night one of the members brings along a guest who is interrogated and regularly presents a mystery that the six members discuss and try solve the mystery In the background and the person who brings everything together is their waiter HenryThe six main characters are all curmudgeonly Thomas Trumbull a code analyst if I ve got it correct Geoffrey Avalon patent attorney Emmanuel Rubin noted writer and butt of the others jokes and acuaintance of Isaac Asimov James Drake organic chemist Mario Gonzalo an artist who draws


10 thoughts on “Casebook of the Black Widowers

  1. says:

    Tales of the Black Widowers The Black Widowers #1 Isaac AsimovTales of the Black Widowers is a collection of mystery short stories by American author Isaac Asimov featuring his fictional club of mystery solvers the Black Wi

  2. says:

    Towards the end of his life Asimov became obsessive about publishing as much as possible he'd brag about having published his age in years and his weight in pounds and stuff like that He ended up with several hundred books to his credit but

  3. says:

    I was in the mood to read something light so I picked this up even though I do not have much of an opinion of Dr Asimov as a mystery writer 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 therefore I had

  4. says:

    Tales of the Black Widowers is the first book in Isaac Asimov's Black Widowers mystery series I've read one other but wanted to start from the beginning I've enjoyed many of Asimov's Sci Fi series some of which crossed over into mysteries The Black Widowers stories are strictly mysteriesThe Black Widowers are si

  5. says:

    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 The tales of the black widowers and the subseuent euals which I will read once I find them along with the Union Club mysteries are perfect examples of the after di

  6. says:

    The Black Widowers are an amusing if chauvinistically all male group of bickering friends who meet once a month for dinner with an invited guest to provide variety Over the twelve courses presented they develop a tradition of solving

  7. says:

    Isaac Asimov writing mysteries What can I say? When I found this book at the library it was like a personal present from the universe to me Asimov's style is highly influence he admits this himself by Agatha Christie with

  8. says:

    Contains the short story The Curious Omission which in turn contains a brief go referenceThis short story started life as a bibliographic oddity and without a go reference The Union Carbide corporation held a supe

  9. says:

    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 a collection of dull and predictable stories I hate to say this but would they have even been published if they hadn't been written by Isaac Asimov? No I mean it really boring As boring as cold shit as boring

  10. says:

    At first when I started to read this book the content was somewhat hard to understand The wording may be a little advanced Book level for some readers Regardless to that the use of descriptive sentences helps the reader picture in their head the ideas of what the book is telling The author is great with mysteries and the way the cha

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *