More Tales of the Black Widowers

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More Tales of the Black Widowers
More Tales of the Black Widowers cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1976
Author Isaac Asimov
Cover artist Lawrence Ratzkin[1]
Country United States
Language English
Series Black Widowers
Genre Mystery short stories
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Preceded by Tales of the Black Widowers
Followed by Casebook of the Black Widowers

More Tales 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 October 1976, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest imprint of Ballantine Books in November 1977. The first British edition was issued by Gollancz in April 1977.[2]

This book is the second 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.[3] It collects twelve stories by Asimov, nine reprinted from mystery or science fiction magazines and three previously unpublished, together with a general introduction, and an afterword following each story by the author.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.


  • "Introduction"
  • "When No Man Pursueth" The guest, Mortimer Stellar, is based on Asimov himself.
  • "Quicker Than the Eye"
  • "The Iron Gem"
  • "The Three Numbers"
  • "Nothing Like Murder"
  • "No Smoking"
  • "Season's Greetings!"
  • "The One and Only East"
  • "Earthset and Evening Star"
  • "Friday the Thirteenth"
  • "The Unabridged"
  • "The Ultimate Crime"


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

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