Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries
Like its bestselling predecessors, ProfessorStewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities and Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures, this is a miscellany of mathematical
curios and conundrums – about 180 of them.
This third volume has a new twist. In line with its title, a strand of topics follows the adventures of the not-so-great detective Hemlock Soames and his sidekick Dr John Watsup. By a remarkable coincidence they live at 222B Baker Street, just
across the road from their more illustrious neighbour who, for copyright reasons, is never mentioned by name. A typical item is The Case of the Face-Down Aces, a mathematical magic trick
of quite devilish cunning. Ranging from one-liners to four-page investigations from the frontiers of mathematical research, the Casebook reveals Professor Stewart at his challenging and