MATHEMATICAL FICTION:

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The Symbolic Logic of Murder (1960)
John Reese
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Through a combination of biblical mnemonics and Boolean algebra, our heroes are able to solve a mysterious murder. Appears in Mathematical Magpie.

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Literary Quality:
1/5 (1 votes)
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Categories:
GenreMystery,
MotifReligion,
TopicLogic/Set Theory,
MediumShort Stories,

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