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Mattemorden (2015)
Alexander Barth / Gustav Öhman Spjuth
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In this Swedish TV series, a police officer with dyscalculia and a "professor" who can only do math when he is drunk are working together to solve a murder in which the only clue is a math problem. Unfortunately, that is all I know about this show.

Update: I have now seen a commercial for the show and so I know a bit more. For example, the mathematical clue seems to be this linear equation that was projected on a curtain behind the body of the victim who was hung:

I wish I knew more about this Swedish television show. If you have seen it, please write to me.

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According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
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  2. The Square Root of Murder by Paul Zindel
  3. A Hill on the Dark Side of the Moon by Lennart Hjulström
  4. The Distant Dead by Heather Young
  5. Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery by Frances Brody
  6. The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi
  7. The Body Counter by Anne Frasier
  8. The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison
  9. The Theory of Death by Faye Kellerman
  10. The Four-Color Puzzle: Falling Off the Map by Lior Samson
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