a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|Essentially all I know about this book is that it is a murder mystery which combines the conquest of Cyprus by Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades with a puzzle of optics posed in Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics. One of the characters investigating the intertwined mysteries is a young Greek mathematician in the 1950s.
Unfortunately, I do not read Greek and so cannot say anything else about it. If you have read this book, please write to let us know more and I will post the information here.
Thanks to Vijay Fafat for bringing this work of historical fiction by a frequent author of mathematical fiction to my attention.
|More information about this work can be found at tefcrosmichaelidesen.wordpress.com.|
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Exciting News: The 1,600th entry was recently added to this database of mathematical fiction! Also, for those of you interested in non-fictional math books
let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
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