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Mathematical Goodbye (1999)
Hiroshi Mori

Mori is a popular author of mystery novels in Japan and a former professor of engineering at Nagoya University. Li-Chang Hung, who has read the books translated into Chinese, has suggested that I add some of them to my list of mathematical fiction. Unfortunately, I cannot say much about these books or their mathematical content since I have not read them. Just from the title, I have guessed that "Mathematical Goodbye" is an example of Mori's mathematical fiction. If anyone can provide additional information (or tell me which others of Mori's many works of fiction should also be listed here) I would be very grateful.

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Works Similar to Mathematical Goodbye
According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
  1. The Housekeeper and the Professor (Hakase No Aishita Sushiki) by Yoko Ogawa
  2. Out of the Sun: A Novel by Robert Goddard
  3. Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins
  4. Trueman Bradley: Aspie Detective by Alexei Maxim Russell
  5. Los crímenes de Alicia [The Alice Murders / The Oxford Brotherhood] by Guillermo Martinez
  6. The Invention of Zero [Die Erfindung der Null] by Michael Wildenhain
  7. Murder by Mathematics by Hector Hawton
  8. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
  9. The Locked House of Pythagoras [P. no Misshitsu] by Soji Shimada
  10. An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
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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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