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By Tefcros Michaelides

Athens, 1929. Stefanos Kantartzis is located murdered, and Michael Igerinos, his ally of 30 years, is being puzzled by means of the police because the final individual to determine him alive. 

While taking a look at his useless friend’s physique, Michael is straight away taken again to the past due summer time of 1900 whilst he and Stefanos first met within the filled Sorbonne collage lecture corridor. the tale in their friendship starts throughout the moment overseas Congress of Mathematics—an occasion that used to be to turn into a landmark for twentieth century mathematical research.

At the foundation of this traditionally established paintings of fiction lies the query as to if the answer to a mathematical challenge may perhaps encourage such ardour, so severe and threatening, as to force a person to murder.

The tale takes the reader backstage of academia, into the realm of Bertrand Russell, Hilbert, Poincaré, and Gödel, and during the streets of Bohemian Paris on the heyday of Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge, and the “Zut”—the notorious hangout of Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Max Jacob, and lots of different colourful characters.

Pythagorean Crimes follows within the culture of renowned mathematical fiction like Doxiadis’ Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture and Martinez’ Oxford Murders. but brings with it old-world attraction and the cultural richness of the social, political, medical and highbrow circles of early twentieth century France, Germany, and Greece.

 

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