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.
What ancient sign can be seen on a highway at night? In what way may Halloween be considered equal to Christmas? What is a one-syllable middle name that represents what every schoolchild knows, but doesn't?
Who on this earth would be preoccupied with such rigmarole? Yes, the Black Widowers have convened once more for gourmet meals, fine wine, and evenings of solving murderous riddles.
Limericks, anagrams, puns, indeed all kinds of word puzzles, hold the solution to such enigmas as the mystery of the Tri-Luciferians, an ingenious murder in outer space, the whereabouts of a missing person, a brilliant computer crime.
The Cross of Lorraine
The Family Man (A Case of Income-Tax Fraud)
The Sports Page
The Missing Item
The Next Day
Irrelevance! (A Matter of Irrelevance)
None So Blind
The Backward Look
What Time Is It?
To the Barest
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