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Publisher Description

This book is the fourth of six that describe mysteries solved by the Black Widowers, based on a literary dining club he belonged to known as the Trap Door Spiders. It collects twelve stories by Asimov, together with a general introduction and an afterword following each story by the author. Nine of the stories were previously published; "The Driver," "The Wrong House" and "The Intrusion" are new to this collection.


Each story involves the club members' knowledge of trivia. Nearly every story here is about decoding a riddle, each of which provides a clue based on dying or last words, misunderstood words, forgotten words, or withheld words. A few are based on facts that are, perhaps, not generally known to the public – Asimov was a frequent writer of popular science and his inclination to explain anything and everything for the general public carried over into other fields, such as history and sociology – but all the mysteries play fair with the reader, who is given either enough information to figure out the solution or a satisfying conclusion that is based on previously given facts and personality qualities.


Contents

1. Introduction

2. Sixty Million Trillion Combinations

3. The Woman in the Bar

4. The Driver

5. The Good Samaritan

6. The Year of the Action

7. Can You Prove It?

8. The Phoenician Bauble

9. A Monday in April

10. Neither Brute Nor Human

11. The Redhead

12. The Wrong House

13. The Intrusion

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
1986
September 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
293
Pages
PUBLISHER
National Academies Books .Inc
SIZE
505
KB

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