a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A retired Sherlock Holmes, now tending bees in Sussex Downs, develops a friendship with a 15 year old orphan named Mary Russell. By all accounts, Mary proves to be a great partner for Holmes as they attempt to solve a mystery and put many lives at risk.
Mary's mathematical studies at college eventually give her the
clues needed to uncover - almost too late - the leader of a crime
syndicate even more powerful than that of Holmes' old nemesis, the late
Professor Moriarty. The nature of Moriarty's research into binomial
theorems is elucidated somewhat, but not so much in the manner of a plot
device, while bases other than ten play a more key role in a major puzzle
(saying more would give away too much). Mathematicians are portrayed in
varying ways, ranging from deranged to serene.
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