Casebook of the Black Widowers

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Casebook of the Black Widowers
Casebook of the Black Widowers cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1980
Author Isaac Asimov
Country United States
Language English
Series Black Widowers
Genre Mystery short stories
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
1980
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 182 pp
ISBN 0-449-24384-2
OCLC 7412834
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.[1]

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Trap Door Spiders.[2] It collects twelve stories by Asimov, most reprinted from mystery magazines and a few previously unpublished, together with a general introduction and an afterword following each story by the author.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.

Contents[edit]

  • "Introduction"
  • "The Cross of Lorraine"
  • "The Family Man"
  • "The Sports Page"
  • "Second Best"
  • "The Missing Item"
  • "The Next Day"
  • "Irrelevance!"
  • "None So Blind"
  • "The Backward Look"
  • "What Time Is It?"
  • "Middle Name"
  • "To the Barest"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Casebook of the Black Widowers title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ Asimov 1994, I. Asimov, chapter "120. The Trap Door Spiders".

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