a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Holy Disorders (1945) || Edmund Crispin |
"William E. Emba"|
Crispin, pseudonym of Bruce Montgomery is generally considered the last of the British high literate mystery writers. He wrote a series of mysteries starring Gervase Fen, Oxford don, highly intriguing in their own right as complicated mystery puzzlers, packed with engaging literary and musical allusions, plus quite a few wonderful parodies of academia scattered throughout.
In HOLY DISORDERS, a Regius Professor of Mathematics makes
a brief, rather air-headed, appearance. In addition to
reciting ``The Hunting of the Snark'', he mutters about
calculus, and aids Fen by enumerating permutations.
I highly recomend all the fen novels as mysteries.
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May 2016: I am experimenting with a new feature which will print a picture of the cover and a link to the Amazon.com page for a work of mathematical fiction when it is available. I hope you find this useful and convenient. In any case, please write to let me know if it is because I would be happy to either get rid of it or improve it if that would be better for you. Thanks! -Alex
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