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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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Works Similar to Serial Killer Sudoku
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Sudoku Murder by Shelley Freydont
  2. Dark of the Moon by John Dickson Carr
  3. The Four-Color Puzzle: Falling Off the Map by Lior Samson
  4. The Witch of Agnesi by Robert Spiller
  5. Strip Search by William Bernhardt
  6. In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
  7. A Calculated Demise by Robert Spiller
  8. Irrational Numbers by Robert Spiller
  9. Touch-Me-Not by Cynthia Riggs
  10. After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress
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