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"The science fiction mystery is a thoroughly acceptable literary form," so states Isaac Asimov in his introduction to this book -- and well he might because ever since the publication of his novel, Caves of steel in 1954, he has been recognized as the originator of the science fiction mystery. For the first time Dr. Asimov has collected in this book thirteen of his shorter mysteries together with and overall introduction and a commentary on each story. The name Asimov is synonymous with science fiction...here is Asimov at his very best.