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Casebook of the Black Widowers by  Isaac Asimov - First Edition - 1980 - from Orielis' Books and

Casebook of the Black Widowers

by Asimov, Isaac

Condition: Good with no dust jacket

New York: Doubleday & Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385157045 . Ex-library with usual stamps inside covers, remains of pocket on back end paper, tags taped to spine, remains of a label on back board. Corners are chipped, moderate edge wear, top of spine is torn with 1/2" flap. The text block, on the other hand, appears clean and nearly unmarked -- I saw two pages with a name underlined.

After successfully writing a trio of science fiction detective novels in the 1950s, a straight detective story must have seemed much less complicated for Dr. Asimov. First appearing in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1971, the Black Widower's Club enjoyed popularity throughout the 1970s. This is the third dozen of these short stories, written from 1976 through 1979, all featuring members of the Club enjoying a monthly banquet and discussing a mystery. Several of these tales were written specially for this collection. As has been his custom, Asimov includes a short afterword following each story.; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall .

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 1980, and in paperback by the Fawcett Crest imprint of Ballantine Books in March 1981. This book is the third of the six books featuring the Black Widowers.


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