Puzzles of the Black Widowers (The Black Widowers, Book 5)

By Isaac Asimov

As soon as a month, the seven participants of the Black Widowers membership assemble for dinner at their favorite eating place. to every dinner a visitor is invited, and every visitor has an issue too huge and intricate to unravel on his personal. this is often the 5th selection of the "Black Widowers" tales.

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