Maths-Inspired Mystery Fiction

When mathematical science and philosophy meet literature, then the result can only be a spell-binding, binge-worthy story that will sharpen your brain and challenge your attention to detail skills. Here are our top selected mathematics-inspired novels that make a perfect read for anyone who wants a brainy alternative to the standard crime fiction plots. What else would you add to the list?

1. These 3 books by Tefkros Michailidis.

Tefkros is a maths professor by trade so his love for maths and mathematical philosophy is oozing from his works and is surely is contagious. Fear not if all this sounds complicated; quite the opposite! Whoever thought maths could be so enjoyable (this goes to the ones who love crime fiction and hate maths: these books are your challenge)

 


 2. Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture - in English & in Greek editions.

A true classic, a bestseller that has been reprinting for years now and also made it to a standard English edition that keeps selling, Apostolos Doxiadis has made a household name of himself with this heart-warming yet brain-racking novel, featuring Uncle Petros, the most likeable idiosyncratic Uncle we all wished we had in our lives.

 

3. Η ακολουθία της Oξφόρδης - Guillermo Martinez

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