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by Isaac Asimov


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Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c. January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science.

Isaac Asimov (/ˈæzɪmɒv/; c. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

A Whiff of Death book. Isaac Asimov is mainly known as an author of science fiction (the section where I found the aged yet almost pristine paperback at Savers), but his mystery writing is equally engaging. The plot seems inspired by Asimov's own career as a biochemistry professor, so I can see how this was overlooked by the book department sorter.

Isaac Asimov was born in Petrovichi, Russia, on January 2, 1920. Asimov won numerous awards and honors for his books and stories, and he is considered to be a leading writer of the Golden Age of science fiction. His family emigrated to the United States in 1923 and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they owned and operated a candy store. Asimov became a naturalized . citizen at the age of eight. As a youngster he discovered his talent for writing, producing his first original fiction at the age of eleven. While he did not invent science fiction, he helped to legitimize it by adding the narrative structure that had been missing from the traditional science fiction books of the period.

Any amateur writer looking for a model of how to go about writing a mystery novel would do well to read Isaac Asimov's A Whiff of Death because it shows how effective the use of one's particular knowledge from one's own life can invigorate a story. Known primarily for his science fiction, Asimov had by this point (1959) already penned a pair of detective novels set in a futuristic science fiction universe (The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun) featuring his buddy cop duo of Elijah Baley and the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, as well as some straight mystery short stories (collected in Asimov's Mysteries). So he was no novice Agatha Christie wannabe.

A list of Isaac Asimov's 506 books arranged by his own categories as in his autobiographies, though later books have been added. 1 Pebble in the Sky (Doubleday 1950). 4 Foundation (Gnome Press 1951). 5 David Starr, Space Ranger (Doubleday 1952). 6 Foundation and Empire (Gnome Press 1952). 7 The Currents of Space (Doubleday 1952). 9 Second Foundation (Gnome Press 1953). 10 Lucky Starr and the Pirates of the Asteroids (Doubleday 1953).

Earth is on the brink of catastrophe. The fifth of the six books featuring the Black Widowers. The vital foodstuffs supplied by its Martian colony are being poisoned. It collects twelve stories by Asimov, most reprinted from mystery magazines and a few previously unpublished, together with a general introduction and an afterword following each story by the author. Each story involves the club members' knowledge of trivia.

Isaac Asimov was an American professor of biochemistry and a renowned author of science fiction and popular science books. Read this biography to know more about his life. Isaac Asimov was an American professor of biochemistry and a renowned author of science fiction and popular science books.

Isaac Asimov is widely recognized, and loved, as one of the best science fiction writers of all time Formula of Death.

Isaac Asimov is widely recognized, and loved, as one of the best science fiction writers of all time. He has inspired countless generations of children and adults around the world and widened their understanding of space and science in general. He was also a Professor of Biochemistry at Boston University. Asimov was not only a prolific individual book writer but wrote more sci-fi series than any other writer in his genre. Some of his contemporaries focussed on one universe or a few but Asimov created no less than 5 in total. This was a Persian movie based on the Isaac Asimov novel of the same name.

This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series

Twelve Cunningly Fashioned Detective Stories Once a month the Black Widowers club meets to enjoy good food, fine wine, convivial company - and to entertain a guest. Each month the guest provides them with a conundrum - a mystery which has so far proved completely baffling. And so the Black Widowers set to work on the problem - aided and abetted by Henry, their perspicacious waiter, whose powers of deduction never fail to astonish. This is young Isaac Asimov's first novel, full of wonders and ideas, the book that launched the novels of the Galactic Empire, culminating in the Foundation series. This is Golden Age SF at its finest.

Whiff of Death by Isaac Asimov - 1958 Fawcett Crest Book - A CELEBRATED AUTHOR CONCOCTS A DAZZLING CASE OF SUPERIOR SUSPENSE AND MIND_BOGGLING MURDER

Comments: (7)

Jarortr
An interesting whodunit.
Kelezel
Any amateur writer looking for a model of how to go about writing a mystery novel would do well to read Isaac Asimov's A Whiff of Death because it shows how effective the use of one's particular knowledge from one's own life can invigorate a story. Naturally, a writer also has to have some feel for developing characters (Asimov isn't the best model for this) and a good plot but it is the detailed way that Asimov uses his knowledge of chemistry (he had a PhD in biochemistry) and his familiarity with the structure and politics of university departments to make his story come to life.

Known primarily for his science fiction, Asimov had by this point (1959) already penned a pair of detective novels set in a futuristic science fiction universe (The Caves of Steel and The Naked Sun) featuring his buddy cop duo of Elijah Baley and the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, as well as some straight mystery short stories (collected in Asimov's Mysteries). So he was no novice Agatha Christie wannabe.

On the other hand, he's no Raymond Chandler or Ross Macdonald either, but A Whiff of Death is still an effective mystery revolving around the death of a graduate student in chemistry that is at first attributed to accident. Asimov through his protagonist Louis Brade, an assistant professor of chemistry under whom the unfortunate young man was working, shows how the accident theory is unlikely and why deliberate murder is the most probable cause. Unfortunately, in that case, Brade himself is the most likely suspect.

Asimov's characters, except possibly for Brade, are little more than fleshed out types, not a huge deal breaker in the mystery genre (Christie is a great example). He also plays fair by giving the key clue early on though it is very easy to miss (I did).

You could do a lot worse for a quick summer beach read than A Whiff of Death...
Vrion
Todos sabiam que Ralph Neufeld era um jovem químico muito cuidadoso e não tinha tendências suicidas. Especialmente seu orientador no doutorado, Lou Brade.
É por isso que a morte de Ralph por conta de uma confusão com substâncias químicas, deixou Brade muito preocupado.
A polícia também.
Alguém no campus trocou os frascos e o resultado foi mortal para o pobre Ralph. Ele inalou cianeto, durante uma experiência de pesquisa, em seu laboratório.
O problema é que todos os suspeitos certos estavam em locais errados quando tudo aconteceu.... todos os suspeitos erados tinham os motivos certos... e a única pessoa mais qualificada para solucionar esse crime estava sendo considerado como o assassino!
Foi muito bom ler uma estória que combina um mistério bem delineado com a aridez da política acadêmica.
Não é um excelente trabalho de Isaac Asimov, mas vale como uma experiência bem sucedida do mestre da ficção científica.
Stoneshaper
I found this at a thrift store in an old ratty paperback edition and, as an Asimov lover, I had to have it. The 25 cents I paid were well worth it. A detalied but not lengthy murder mystery that Asimov approaches like no other. It doesn't have anything to do with robots, which is ok. Asimov's whistful sense of the future and knowledge of science, the cliffhanger, and suspense show true in this find. An excellent read and magnified by the fact by the unique view of Asimov as the diverse writer he was. By far not his best work, but in his 'experiment' into the murder mystery genre, Asimov hits a home run.
Yannara
This all started with me looking for something to do and and I looked over to see my mom had brought it down stairs. With this book I really could not put it down in the time I was reading it and now I'm up at this godly hour with the book finished and me regretting it in a few hours. As a College student this puts life into perspective of the life for your Professors. A good book and one I hope to remember too and a must for even the Sci-fi reader in me.
Bloodray
I've read and loved his science fiction for years. I stumbled across two murder mysteries he wrote and had to give them a try. He weaves a good story and gives some clues, but I at least did not solve it until his main character did. Considering the low price I paid, it was a very good buy. ("Murder at the ABA" is a little better.)
Bladebringer
Item arrived on time and as described.
Whiff of Death download epub
Author: Isaac Asimov
ISBN: 0449236609
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (September 12, 1980)