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Mattemorden (2015)
Alexander Barth / Gustav Öhman Spjuth

In this Swedish TV series, a police officer with dyscalculia and a "professor" who can only do math when he is drunk are working together to solve a murder in which the only clue is a math problem. Unfortunately, that is all I know about this show.

Update: I have now seen a commercial for the show and so I know a bit more. For example, the mathematical clue seems to be this linear equation that was projected on a curtain behind the body of the victim who was hung:

I wish I knew more about this Swedish television show. If you have seen it, please write to me.

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  9. The Invention of Zero [Die Erfindung der Null] by Michael Wildenhain
  10. Death of an Avid Reader: A Kate Shackleton Mystery by Frances Brody
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