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− | The '''Mathematical Mystery Series''' is a sequence of humorous novels written by [[Jonathan Pinnock]] and published by [https://farragobooks.com Farrago Books]. There are currently four books in the series. The books are intended to be read in sequence, although each one contains sufficient information about previous events to enable a reader to join part way through. And if that isn't sufficient, there is always [[Archiepyedia]] on hand to help as well. | + | The '''Mathematical Mystery Series''' is a sequence of humorous novels written by [[Jonathan Pinnock]] and published by [https://farragobooks.com Farrago Books]. There are currently four books in the series, plus a short story prequel. The books are intended to be read in sequence, although each one contains sufficient information about previous events to enable a reader to join part way through. And if that isn't sufficient, there is always [[Archiepyedia]] on hand to help as well. |

As the title suggests, each of the books centres around some kind of mystery, which may or may not have something to do with mathematics. The connection with mathematics can be a little tenuous at times, which can be confusing for any readers who happen to pick up the books expecting that they may have to solve little problems along the way. However, this does at least mean that it is entirely possible for the casual reader with no domain knowledge whatsoever to enjoy them. The topics covered include [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulers_identity Euler's identity], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number Fibonacci sequences], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal fractals] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory chaos theory]. | As the title suggests, each of the books centres around some kind of mystery, which may or may not have something to do with mathematics. The connection with mathematics can be a little tenuous at times, which can be confusing for any readers who happen to pick up the books expecting that they may have to solve little problems along the way. However, this does at least mean that it is entirely possible for the casual reader with no domain knowledge whatsoever to enjoy them. The topics covered include [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eulers_identity Euler's identity], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number Fibonacci sequences], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal fractals] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory chaos theory]. |

## Latest revision as of 10:30, 23 March 2021

The **Mathematical Mystery Series** is a sequence of humorous novels written by Jonathan Pinnock and published by Farrago Books. There are currently four books in the series, plus a short story prequel. The books are intended to be read in sequence, although each one contains sufficient information about previous events to enable a reader to join part way through. And if that isn't sufficient, there is always Archiepyedia on hand to help as well.

As the title suggests, each of the books centres around some kind of mystery, which may or may not have something to do with mathematics. The connection with mathematics can be a little tenuous at times, which can be confusing for any readers who happen to pick up the books expecting that they may have to solve little problems along the way. However, this does at least mean that it is entirely possible for the casual reader with no domain knowledge whatsoever to enjoy them. The topics covered include Euler's identity, Fibonacci sequences, fractals and chaos theory.

Despite the mystery and mathematical elements, the books are mainly played for laughs.

## Contents

## Books in the series[edit]

- Ten Years Earlier... (March 2021)
- The Truth About Archie and Pye (October 2018)
- A Question of Trust (April 2019)
- The Riddle of the Fractal Monks (April 2020)
- Bad Day in Minsk (April 2021)

## Characters in the series[edit]

- Patrice Ambrose
- Claudette Babarinde
- Jasper Bancroft
- Matt Blank
- George Burgess
- Dorothy Chan
- Diana Cheeseman
- The Hon Sholto Chelford-Bickerton
- Tiger de Montfort
- The Dolmetsches
- Margot Evercreech
- Rufus Fairbanks
- Cressida Fox
- Rev Colin Fuchs
- Marcia Fuchs
- The Gretzky Family
- Daphne Holmfirth
- Mo Hussain
- The Korsakov Twins
- Maxim Kravchenko
- Sergei Kravchenko
- The Kumar Triplets
- Narendra Ladwal
- Lucy Loveridge
- Brett Maclean
- Ali MacLehose
- Terence 'Mad Dog' McFish
- Mad Mickey
- Helen Matheson
- Dinsdale Mazloumian
- Arkady Morozov
- Benny Olafson
- One-Eyed Kev
- Melissa Pinch
- Gunther Scheisskopf
- Jennifer Standage
- The Todger Squad
- Hilary van Beek
- Benjamin Unsworth
- Archimedes Vavasor
- Isaac Vavasor
- Pythagoras Vavasor
- Jim Winscombe
- Tom Winscombe
- Dirk Varkensstal
- Katya Zulenska