MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1974)
Nicholas Meyer
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Meyer presents an alternative view of Sherlock Holmes in this surprising novel: that of a deluded drug addict. In particular, and of interest to those who visit this Website, we learn that Professor Moriarty is only a kindly mathematician who once tutored Holmes in mathematics. The idea that he is a criminal mastermind (as we learn in Conan Doyle's stories) is just part of Holmes' paranoia.

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Works Similar to The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows by Guy Ritchie (director)
  2. The Beekeeper's Apprentice: Or the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King
  3. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  4. Flowers Stained with Moonlight by Catherine Shaw
  5. The Library Paradox by Catherine Shaw
  6. The Three Body Problem by Catherine Shaw
  7. Professor and Colonel by Ruth Berman
  8. An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
  9. The Ingenious Mr. Spinola by Ernest Bramah
  10. Conned Again, Watson! Cautionary Tales of Logic, Math and Probability by Colin Bruce
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Mathematical Content:
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Literary Quality:
4/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreHistorical Fiction, Mystery,
MotifSherlock Holmes,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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