The Union Club Mysteries

The Union Club Mysteries Reading The Union Club Mysteries Author Isaac Asimov Vinoschilenos.eu The Union Club Mysteries Is A Collection Of Mystery Short Stories By American Author Isaac Asimov Featuring His Fictional Mystery Solver Griswold It Was First Published In Hardcover By Doubleday In 1983 And In Paperback By The Fawcett Crest Imprint Of Ballantine Books In 1985.The Book Collects Thirty Stories By Asimov, Most Reprinted From Magazines And A Few Previously Unpublished, Together With A Foreword And Afterword By The Author Each Story Is Set At A Club Known As The Union Club, In Which A Conversation Between Three Members Prompts A Fourth Member, Griswold, To Tell About A Mystery He Has Solved These Are Often Tall Stories, And Often Based On His Time In US Intelligence The Format Is Based On That Utilized By P G Wodehouse In Recounting His Golf Stories.

  • 4.5
  • 8592
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 0449205258
  • The Union Club Mysteries
  • Isaac Asimov

10 thoughts on “The Union Club Mysteries

  1. Andrew says:

    And so another classic Asimov is read this time a series of mysteries These are the classic tales retold format where one of the characters recounts a tale, a suitable mystery that the other characters comment and question on Then the story stops and the question is posed in such a way that not only do t...

  2. Jules Jones says:

    This anthology collected the first 30 stories from a monthly series of mystery shorts Asimov wrote for Eric Potter at Gallery magazine The frame story for the series is a group of four men who sit together at their club One of their number claims to have a background in intelligence, and has a habit of telling stories about problems he has solved for the police and intelligence services The problems are typically in the form of lateral thinking puzzles, and Griswold invariably finishes by com This anthology collected the first 30 stories from a monthly series of mystery shorts Asimov wrote for Eric Potter at Gallery magazine The frame story for the series is a group of four men who sit together at their club One of their number claims to have a background in intelligence, and has a habit of telling stories about problems he has solved for the police and intelligence services The problems ...

  3. Hunchback Jack says:

    This collection of 30 mysteries is a fun read, but the mysteries are so short that Asimov is forced to make the solutions obvious or impossibly obscure For a true Asimov mystery fan only.

  4. Mark Oppenlander says:

    Isaac Asimov wrote this series of very short stories for a magazine over a period of several years It was apparently a monthly feature, so the stories are of a very specific length and follow a formula A group of four older men get together at a private club One of them an old, cantankerous man named Griswold, awakes from his nap and tells a story from his younger days when he worked for some sort of top secret government agency The stories always include something puzzling or unexplained Isaac Asimov wrote this series of very short stories for a magazine over a period of several years It was apparently a monthly feature, so the stories are of a very specific length and follow a formula A group of four older men get together at a private club One of them an old, cantankerous man nam...

  5. Rita says:

    This is a light hearted, comical and entertaining read by one of my favorite all time authors, Asimov In the foreword, he warns that some of us readers will get it right away referring to the literature clue he gives in each mystery , some of us will get a few, and some of us will get none of them at all, and be rapping ourselves on the head for the obvious ness of it, once the explanation was given I suppose I fall between the second and third categories I had an inkling, on several storie This is a light hearted, comical and entertaining read by one of my favorite all time authors, Asimov In the foreword, he warns ...

  6. Aiyana says:

    An enjoyable collection of short mystery stories, whose highly intellectual solutions tend to verge on the absurd Don t expect to be able to solve them yourself you are rarely given enough information to do so I got a number of partial answers, but didn t figure any of them out entirely Fun reading, though.Favorite quoteP laying with numbers is fun even if you have no talent for it p 149. How true And, because I am in the habit of noting relatively early references to autism in litera An enjoyable collection of short mystery stories, whose highly intellectual solutions tend to verge on the absurd Don t expect to be able to solve them yourself you are rarely given enough informati...

  7. Jordan Avery says:

    The stories in this collection toe the line between mysteries and logic brain teasers Somewhat like a modern version of Sherlock Holmes, each story has a unique scenario, although sometimes the events in one are referenced in another They were originally published in installments in magazine The answers to are always difficult to guess, and sometimes they can be pretty absurd but still entertaining Reading through the book can get a little repetitive, as again, these were magazine public The stories in this collection toe the line between mysteries and logic brain teasers Somewhat like a modern version of Sherlock Holmes, each story has a unique scenario, although sometimes the events in one are referenced in another They were originally published in installments in magazine The answers to are always difficult to guess, and sometimes they can be pretty absurd but still entertaining Reading through the book can get a little repetitive,...

  8. Monika Spancheska says:

    I got this book at a giveaway that my college library hosts every year I saw the name Issac Asimov, saw the cover, thought to myself hm, this looks like Sherlock Holmes style mysteries except, if Mycroft was the detective and got it And honestly Don t bother Apart from the prologue, in which Asimov is squeaky about writing for a gasp female magazine , and a hilarious exchange with his editor in which he says that he doesn t write erotica because ofc, that s all we womenfolk read , n I got this book at a giveaway that my college library hosts every year I saw the name Issac Asimov, saw the cover, thought to myself hm, this looks like Sherlock Holmes style mysteries except, if Mycroft was the detective and got it And honestly Don t bother Apart from the prolo...

  9. Lucy says:

    I m disappointed I didn t like thisthan I did I still feel like I should have.

  10. Alpixels says:

    Insisto, esto solo deber a leerse en Ingl s.

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