Casebook of the Black Widowers
Cover of first edition, 1980
|Genre||Mystery short stories|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Preceded by||More Tales of the Black Widowers|
|Followed by||Banquets of the Black Widowers|
Casebook 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 Widowers. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in January 1980, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest imprint of Ballantine Books in March 1981.
This book is the third of six that describe mysteries solved by the Black Widowers, based on a literary dining club he belonged to known as the Trap Door Spiders. It collects twelve stories by Asimov, nine reprinted from mystery magazines and three previously unpublished, together with a general introduction and an afterword following each story by the author. Each story involves the club members' knowledge of trivia.
- "The Cross of Lorraine"
- "The Family Man"
- "The Sports Page"
- "Second Best"
- "The Missing Item"
- "The Next Day"
- "None So Blind"
- "The Backward Look"
- "What Time Is It?"
- "Middle Name"
- "To the Barest"
- "Casebook of the Black Widowers" - a book review by John H. Jenkins
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