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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. 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 invariably Henry the waiter some problem or mystery for the guest Some of the twists are better than others but the setting adds charm to the stories all of which I found eminently enjoyable 455

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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 dinn

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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. 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 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 A shares some his excruciatingly bad jokes for a new collection of humour and if you don t laugh you get dragged outside and


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 t

  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 unsurprisingly the standard sufferedThis collection an impulse buy at an airport bookstall was one of the last ones I read It's a bunch of extremely dull little mysteries; the most

  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 theref

  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 six acuaintances who meet once a month at the Milano Restaurant for dinner and to have friendly often raucous di

  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 dinner who dunnit story Each one is presented as a tale from one of the

  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 invariably Henry the waiter some problem or mystery for the guest Some of the twists are better t

  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 each mystery serving

  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 super sleuth contest for

  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 as watching paint dry as boring as a six hour lecture by Isaac Asimov entitled ''Why I

  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