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  • Mass Market Paperback
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  • Casebook of the Black Widowers
  • Isaac Asimov
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 9780449237885

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Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov à 2 Characters Review Casebook of the Black Widowers 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. 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 their customers The company published and distributed to packagers formulators and marketers of soap andor detergent products chemical specialty products and cosmetic chemicals special editions of three of the canonical collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories Each of the volumes had on the back of the dust jacket an unfinished mystery by a then popular author Contestants were to provide solutions to the mystery for a chance to win a night in a Scottish castle Hints as to the author s intended solution would be found in Union Carbide adverts in various trade magazinesOne of the three contest short stories was The Case of the Dying Hint by noted science fictioneer and less noted mystery writer Isaac Asimov This story appeared on the jacket of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Solution hints were to be found in ten issues of trade mags Detergents and Specialties and Soap and Chemical Specialties The story contained the line We ve talked together drank together played chess and two handed pinochle together fished togetherAlso in 1971 Asimov began his series of Black Widower mysteries for Ellery ueen s mystery magazine Loosely inspired by the Trap Door Spiders a real life dinner group to which Asimov belonged the stories featured six regular dinner companions who would take turns inviting a guest to their monthly get togethers As is the way of such mystery series each guest turned out to have a mystery in need of unraveling The group members would each take a stab at it then they would turn to Henry their waiter who would invariably come up with the solutionTales of the Black Widowers the first of several Doubleday collections of these stories was published in 1974 Asimov ever reluctant to let any of his writings go so nearly unread lengthened and adapted the Union Carbide piece to a Black Widowers story retitled The Curious Omission for inclusion in the book The game reference uoted above was changed to He was a master at Chinese checkers parcheesi backgammon Monopoly chess checkers go three dimensional tick tack toe Neither go nor any other specific game is central to the plot However the mutual interest in games generally on the part of deceased and the narrater play a substantial roleThe Black Widower version of the story is typical of the series with an excellent twist providing the basis for a well crafted story The reader s enjoyment of the original version however depends rather too much on one s degree of familiarity with Lewis Carroll s Alice in WonderlandThis is presumably intentional Although I haven t seen the adverts which gave the solution hints the original story pretty clearly implies that any super sleuth hoping to win the contest ought to start by reading or rereading Alice Ty jesteś moje imię 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. 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 their customers The company published and distributed to packagers formulators and marketers of soap andor detergent products chemical specialty products and cosmetic chemicals special The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy editions of three of the canonical collections of Sherlock Holmes short stories Each of the volumes had on the back of the dust jacket an unfinished mystery by a then popular author Contestants were to provide solutions to the mystery for a chance to win a night in a Scottish castle Hints as to the author s intended solution would be found in Union Carbide adverts in various trade magazinesOne of the three contest short stories was The Case of the Dying Hint by noted science fictioneer and less noted mystery writer Isaac Asimov This story appeared on the jacket of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Solution hints were to be found in ten issues of trade mags Detergents and Specialties and Soap and Chemical Specialties The story contained the line We ve talked together drank together played chess and two handed pinochle together fished togetherAlso in 1971 Asimov began his series of Black Widower mysteries for Ellery ueen s mystery magazine Loosely inspired by the Trap Door Spiders a real life dinner group to which Asimov belonged the stories featured six regular dinner companions who would take turns inviting a guest to their monthly get togethers As is the way of such mystery series The Complete Amber Sourcebook each guest turned out to have a mystery in need of unraveling The group members would Jadę sobie Azja Przewodnik dla podróżujących kobiet each take a stab at it then they would turn to Henry their waiter who would invariably come up with the solutionTales of the Black Widowers the first of several Doubleday collections of these stories was published in 1974 Asimov Sweet Alien Reestrian Mates #2 ever reluctant to let any of his writings go so nearly unread lengthened and adapted the Union Carbide piece to a Black Widowers story retitled The Curious Omission for inclusion in the book The game reference uoted above was changed to He was a master at Chinese checkers parcheesi backgammon Monopoly chess checkers go three dimensional tick tack toe Neither go nor any other specific game is central to the plot However the mutual interest in games generally on the part of deceased and the narrater play a substantial roleThe Black Widower version of the story is typical of the series with an Detective Wanda Wolfe excellent twist providing the basis for a well crafted story The reader s Riverside Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości enjoyment of the original version however depends rather too much on one s degree of familiarity with Lewis Carroll s Alice in WonderlandThis is presumably intentional Although I haven t seen the adverts which gave the solution hints the original story pretty clearly implies that any super sleuth hoping to win the contest ought to start by reading or rereading Alice

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Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov à 2 Characters Review 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. 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 noteworthy point is that Asimov apparently as interested in the proceedings as the reader is forgets what he s doing to the extent of repeating the same very poor plot twist within a hundred pages To add insult to injury he even includes a note saying that he d been told about it but couldn t be bothered to remove or change the later chapter I hope he achieved his target whatever it was But I didn t see why I needed to carry on helping him

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Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Isaac Asimov Isaac Asimov à 2 Characters Review Casebook of the Black Widowers 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