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Casebook of the Black Widowers

71.4% complete
1980
1991
1 time
See 13
Introduction
1 - The Cross of Lorraine
2 - The Family Man
3 - The Sports Page
4 - Second Best
5 - The Missing Item
6 - The Next Day
7 - Irrelevance!
8 - None So Blind
9 - The Backward Look
10 - What Time Is It?
11 - Middle Name
12 - To the Barest
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 Black Widowers*
#3 of 6
Black Widowers*   See series as if on a bookshelf
This is a series of books featuring collections of short stories that originally featured in magazines.

1) Tales of the Black Widowers
2) More Tales of the Black Widowers
3) Casebook of the Black Widowers
4) Banquets of the Black Widowers
5) Puzzles of the Black Widowers
6) The Return of the Black Widowers
Copyright © 1980 by Isaac Asimov
to Alex Zupnik, Don Laventhal and Bob Zicklin,
who labor to keep me out of trouble.
Emmanuel Rubin did not, as a general rule, ever allow a look of relief to cross his face.
May contain spoilers
Henry considered, sighed, and said, "I accept, sir, with thanks."
Comments may contain spoilers
"The Cross of Lorraine" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1976 by Isaac Asimov.
"The Family Man" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1976 by Isaac Asimov.
"The Sports Page" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1977 by Isaac Asimov.
"The Missing Item" - originaly published in IASFM. Copyright © 1977 by Isaac Asimov.
"The Next Day" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1978 by Isaac Asimov.
"Irrelevance!" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1979 by Isaac Asimov.
"None So Blind" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1979 by Isaac Asimov.
"The Backward Look" - originaly published in IASFM. Copyright © 1979 by Isaac Asimov.
"To the Barest" - originaly published in EQMM. Copyright © 1979 by Isaac Asimov.
Synopsis not on file
Extract not on file

 

Added: 29-Dec-2002
Last Updated: 04-Mar-2023

Publications

 01-Dec-1983
Fawcett Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Dec-1983
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.50
Pages*:
221
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2569
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-449-24384-2
ISBN-13:
978-0-449-24384-8
Printing:
3
Country:
United States
Language:
English
A DOZEN MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, MURDER, AND UNEARTHLY DETECTION!

Every month, the Black Widowers convene for sumptuous food, fine wine, and a cosmically baffling mystery.  Attended by Henry, the all-knowing waiter, these gentle rogues ponder such imponderables as:

• the one-syllable middle name that represents what every schoolboy knows, yet doesn't... • a murder by solar eclipse very far out in space... • a Soviet spy's dying message utilizing a Scabble set and a newspaper sports page... • a satanic cult leader's Martian connection... • a computer criminal's strange equation of Christmas and Halloween... • an ancient symbol that provides the key to a woman's mysterious disappearance...

Dip into these wonderfully wizardly concoctions of surprising murder and Asmovian logic that have delighted readers of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Cover:
Book CoverBook Back CoverBook Spine
Notes and Comments:
First Fawcett Crest Printing: March 1981
Third printing based on the number line.

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 01-Oct-1985
Fawcett Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Oct-1985
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$2.95
Pages*:
222
Read:
Once
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
540
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-449-21086-3
ISBN-13:
978-0-449-21086-4
Printing:
3
Country:
United States
Language:
English
A DOZEN MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, MURDER, AND UNEARTHLY DETECTION!

Every month, the Black Widowers convene for sumptuous food, fine wine, and a cosmically baffling mystery.  Attended by Henry, the all-knowing waiter, these gentle rogues ponder such imponderables as:

• the one-syllable middle name that represents what every schoolboy knows, yet doesn't... • a murder by solar eclipse very far out in space... • a Soviet spy's dying message utilizing a Scabble set and a newspaper sports page... • a satanic cult leader's Martian connection... • a computer criminal's strange equation of Christmas and Halloween... • an ancient symbol that provides the key to a woman's mysterious disappearance...

Dip into these wonderfully wizardly concoctions of surprising murder and Asmovian logic that have delighted readers of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.
Cover:
Book CoverBook Back CoverBook Spine
Notes and Comments:
First Fawcett Crest Printing: March 1981
First Ballantine Books Edition: November 1983
Third printing: October 1985

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Author(s)

Isaac Asimov  
Birth: 02 Jan 1920 Petrovichi, Russia
Death: 06 Apr 1992 New York, USA

Notes:
Contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion during a triple bypass heart surgery.

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