The Black Widowers Club — there were six of them. Professional men and their waiter. They gather at the Milano Restaurant once a month for good food and good conversation. But lately the Black Widowers have added a new entertainment to their meetings. They have begun to solve mysteries, murders, and conspiracies of seemingly impossible dimensions.
With all the skill of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot combined, these six men and their ever-faithful waiter, Henry, take on challenging cases that will tease your deductive skills to the limit and keep you guessing to the very end.
There are more mysteries in this world than you or I could ever fathom, and once in a while we can even unravel one...
Here, spinning out in contagious bursts from Isaac Asimov's lively imagination, are bright new pinwheels of detection — tales of hidden treasures lost in the most obvious of places; of an innocent man, who makes, by a calendar's rough irony, his date with the noose; or "answers" to a mysterious gamble haunting a preacher; or perplexities that no one seems to be able to explain.
Here once again are those congenial armchair detectives, "The Black Widowers," whose quizzing of each month's dinner guest always elicits a good riddle; and, of course, that trusted and uncommonly wise waiter, Henry.
When No Man Pursueth
Quicker Than the Eye
The Iron Gem (A Chip of the Black Stone)
The Three Numbers (All in the Way You Read It)
Nothing Like Murder
No Smoking (Confessions of an American Cigarette Smoker)
The One and Only East
Earthset and Evening Star
Friday the Thirteenth
The Ultimate Crime
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