Casebook Of The Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, Book 3)

By Isaac Asimov

The 3rd within the Black Widowers sequence, a set of witty and cleverly concocted conundrums approximately different subject matters and with adequate info given for the devoted reader to see the reply prior to Henry the waiter does so. as soon as a month the Black Widowers membership meets to get pleasure from strong foodstuff, high-quality wine, convivial corporation - and to entertain a guest.

Each month the visitor presents them with a conundrum - a secret which has thus far proved thoroughly baffling.

And so the Black Widowers started working at the challenge - aided and abetted via Henry, their perspicacious waiter, whose powers of deduction by no means fail to astonish...

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