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Of the stories contained herein, only a few are csmpana the kind that you, as the reader, try to guess “who done it” before it’s revealed at the end. Oh I enjoyed it a lot! In a fifth story in the collection, The Dust of Death, Asimov shows Davenport a generosity that Conan Doyle never extended to Lestrade in demonstrating the former’s ability to solve a case for himself without outside assistance.

Five of the stories campaana the recurring characters of H. Fabulous twist, even if there was a bit too much jargon thrown in. Apr 06, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 28, A. Typical Asimov, which is only a good thing.

Asimov’s Mysteries by Isaac Asimov

Seton Davenport, in cases which have him baffled – a parallel with the way in which Inspector Lestrade consults Sherlock Holmes. But many are ingenious, all are readable, and his heart is always pure, ready to pierce the vainglorious, and lampoon the academic squabblings. A common theme throughout illustrates the politics, rivalry and egotism that the scientific establishment is riddled with if Asimov is to be believed. They are connected and were the most fun read of the collection.

Another tale, “A Loint of Paw”, isn’t a mystery either–it’s a courtroom drama that is simply a set up for a pun. I got this book from a used book give away and thought I would give it a try. But he has provocative ideas. It gets dragged down by his inane forwards, his cringy attempts at humour, and his love of puns. While there is indeed a mystery element to all of these stories, I would say they fit more solidly into the science fiction arena.


Seton Davenport, a pragmatic and official investigator who acts as the foil for the reader i. The Key is a well devised mystery tale, which also discusses about a certain group of extremists with their idea about of reducing the global population by ninety-nine percent through killing.

Return to Book Page. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. And I ended up liking Urth quite a lot. Books by Isaac Asimov. I like his writing but still can’t get into the whole mystery thing.

Apr 20, Steven Peterson rated it liked it. Again, a bit too obvious. Jun 21, The other John rated it really liked it Shelves: Loved him as a 10 year old, before even science was taught at all, so everyone can enjoy. Apr 04, Jack Tyler rated it really liked it. There are no convoluted plots nor larger-than-life characters for even in space, Asimov’s characters retain an earthly touch.

Some of them have dated a bit, but the science and its application stand up to modern scrutiny. This short story collection was a mixed bag, and not up to Asimov’s usual standards. And if we want to reverse things, are there not mysteries that make use of the “scientific mind?

I went to the effort to salvage two books. Maybe he should have written more of them. The more mediocre stories were partially redeemed by the colorful Wendell Urth who was often consulted by detecti Overall a good collection of short stories with a couple duds.

Asimov’s Mysteries

Professor Asimov is generally considered one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than books and an estimated 90, letters and postcards. Pese a tener un final bastante previsible, es nu relato muy bueno y que no ha envejecido casi nada, lo mismo que ocurre en todos los cuentos de este libro.

I was told that “by its very nature” science fiction would not play fair with the reader. These are a collection of his sci fi mystery shorts, none robot related. In the gap of a good ten or 15 pages, the whole affair reaches a conclusion which Asimov makes us believe is a logical one. There were a couple stories ‘Obituary’ and ‘The Billard Ball’ that really caught my attention and I found to be very interesting but mostly I was like, ehh.


What’s in a Name? I think that Isaac Asimov tries to use factual science in his stories, but all of these stories were written before anybody had even actually walked on the moon, and few satellites had been beyond the moon.

These stories are some of the best Asimov ever wrote. Clarke, was considered one of the “Big Three” science-fiction writers during his lifetime. In a science fiction story, the detective could say, “But as you know, Watson, ever sincewhen all Spaniards learned to speak French, Spanish has been a dead language.

All the stories are wonderful, although some need to be given special admiration. There’s no standout stories in this collection from Asimov.

Dec 28, Justin Chan rated it really liked it. Asimov was one of those writers I started as a tween, and amongst others built my love for reading, and always carries much affection in my heart as a result.

Anniversary continues, as the characters from the first story meet up on the twentieth anniversary of their events in the first story.

He has works published in nine o Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov in this slim volume o A very recent review on this site by Nandakishore on a work by Agatha Christie explains the dilemma in trying to review mysteries.

Preview — Asimov’s Mysteries by Isaac Asimov. They often hinge on a clever piece of word-play. This is an anthology of thirteen mysteries with a science-fiction theme first published in by one of the giants of the 20th Century.