MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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Serial Killer Sudoku (2009)
Shelley Freydont
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In this sequel to The Sudoku Murder, the former government mathematician who has taken over the puzzle museum in her old hometown catches a serial killer who leaves a sudoku at each crime scene. There are a few references to her old job, some discussion of her attempts to help school children with their math, and a tiny bit of math in the puzzles, but there really is not much math here. Still, if you're looking for a decent murder mystery with just a bit of math in it, this one is worth a look.

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  2. The Four-Color Puzzle: Falling Off the Map by Lior Samson
  3. The Witch of Agnesi by Robert Spiller
  4. Touch-Me-Not by Cynthia Riggs
  5. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
  6. Strip Search by William Bernhardt
  7. After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress
  8. Irrational Numbers by Robert Spiller
  9. No One You Know by Michelle Richmond
  10. A Calculated Demise by Robert Spiller
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Categories:
GenreMystery,
MotifFemale Mathematicians,
Topic
MediumNovels,

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