a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
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The mathematics of tilings and quilting play background roles in this mystery in which a graduate student attempts to write a biography of the (fictitious) mathematician Gideon Summerfield. Summerfield is about to posthumously received the prestigious (and, I should point out, also fictitious) Waymark Prize in mathematics...but it soon becomes clear that someone with evil intentions does not want the student's book to be published!
By all accounts this is a well written mystery...the second by the author with college nurse Imogen Quy playing the role of the detective. (Thanks to Professor Charles Wells of CaseWestern for pointing this book out to me!) 
Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.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 nonfictional math books let me (shamelessly) plug the recent release of the second edition of my soliton theory textbook.
(Maintained by Alex Kasman, College of Charleston)