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Return of the Black Widowers, the (2003) [Collection]
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Series: Black Widowers

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Until his death in 1992, author Isaac Asimov would write more than 120 ingenious tales of detection and deduction, and in 66 of them he would present his armchair detectives, the Black Widowers, with the mind-teasing puzzles that they would strive to solve in often-quarrelsome conversation. The Black Widowers club is meeting again. In a private dining room at New York’s luxurious Milano restaurant, the six brilliant men once more gather for fine fare served impeccably by their peerless waiter, Henry. At table, too, will of course be that requisite dinner guest to challenge their combined deductive wit: a man whose marriage hinges on finding a lost umbrella; a woman shadowed by an adversary who knows her darkest secrets; a debunker of psychics unable to explain his unnerving experience in a haunted house; or a symphony cellist accused of attacking his wife with a kitchen knife. In addition to six stories that have never before appeared in any collection, this volume includes the ten best-ever Black Widowers cases, among them the very first to be published, in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, as well as the first brand new Black Widowers story to appear in more than ten years.

Edited by William Brittain and Charles Ardai

The Best of the Black Widowers
• Foreword [by Harlan Ellison]
• The Acquisitive Chuckle
• Ph as in Phony
• Early Sunday Morning
• The Obvious Factor
• The Iron Gem
• To the Barest
• Sixty Million Trillion Combinations
• The Redhead
• The Wrong House
• Triple Devil
• The Men Who Read Isaac Asimov [by William Brittain]
The Uncollected Black Widowers
• Northwestward
• Yes, but Why?
• Lost in a Space Warp
• Police at the Door
• The Haunted Cabin
• The Guest’s Guest
One More, Just for Harlan
• The Woman in the Bar
• The Last Story [by Charles Ardai]
• Afterword: Birth of the Black Widowers

Original title: The Return of the Black Widowers
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesAmateur

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Language: English

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ISBN: 0786712481

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