Abstract / Synopsis
Prime Suspects is a delightful graphic novel that performs what might, prima facie, seem almost like an impossible feat. Apart from the aesthetic pleasure it provides by being a well-illustrated and well thought out graphic novel, I would describe its major conceptual goal to be that of conveying to its reader a taste of the exciting nature of mathematical discovery. This is accomplished by focusing on a set of results connecting the study of prime numbers, the study of cycles of permutations, irreducible polynomials in finite fields and more.
Paolo Mancosu, "Book Review: Prime Suspects: The Anatomy of Integers and Permutations by Andrew Granville and Jennifer Granville," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 10 Issue 1 (January 2020), pages 516-532. DOI: 10.5642/jhummath.202001.28. Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol10/iss1/28