Money and Numbers: Financial, Business and Math Fiction

Math Fiction (Alex Kasman, College of Charleston): Author, title, publication year, lengthy descriptions of about 700 works of mathematical fiction. Search, or browse by title, author, or chronologically. Mostly adult books, with some YA and children's books as well.

The Financial Fiction Genre: Banking and Finance in Literature (Roy Davies): Big site with annotated author listings in these sections: Financial Fiction through the Ages: From Chaucer to the Victorian Era; From the Dawn of the American Century to the 1970s; Finance without Frontiers, 1970-; Social Commentators, Journalists and Educators; Banker - Novelists and Modern Financial Thrillers. Japanese Business Novels. Finance in other Genres. Updated April 2007.

Business History Fiction (Kipnotes): Author, title, publication info, cataloging tags, and some Amazon links and summaries for about 400 books, listed by category, such as Accounting, Advertising, Automotive, Biotechnology, Capitalists, Executives, PR, Real Estate, Retail, etc.

Fiction: Wall Street Intrigue (Kipnotes): Author, title, publication info, cataloging tags, and some Amazon links and summaries for about 125 books, from Frederick U. Adams's The Kidnapped Millionaires; A Tale of Wall Street and the Tropics to Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities. Updated 2001.

Financial Thrillers (Sophia Manta, Skokie Public Library, IL): Lists 17 books featuring money and finance, almost all published in the mid-1990s. Summaries and publication years. From John C. Boland's The Margin to Steven Womack's Software Bomb.

Business, Work, and Money (Auburn Hills Public Library, MI): 'Stories set in the business world and/or the world of high finance.' Author and title only for almost 100 books, from several by Donna Andrews to Tom Wolfe's A Man in Full. Updated Sept. 2008.

Fiction: Political and Financial Schemes (Bookbytes): Extensive summaries/reviews of over 15 recommended political and financial novels. Most are political, but includes Jim Silver's Assumption of Risk, Michael Ridpath's Trading Reality, and James Patterson's Black Market.

Office (Overbooked): 'Work, workers, the workplace, corporate world, etc. Office romances, politics and more.' These books have received starred reviews from the major reviewing sources. Author, title, publication info, brief reviews for about a dozen titles, from Flippin' the Script by Aisha Ford to The Ax by Donald Westlake. Updated Aug. 2008.

Money, Money, Money: Money and Finance in Fiction (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Author and title only for about 30 novels, from Ninja Soccer Moms by Jennifer Apodaca to Money To Burn by James Zagel. Compiled Jan. 2005, updated Aug. 2008.

IRA/Tax Evasion Novels (Carol Kubala - Fiction-L): Author and title only for about 25 novels about the taxes, tax evasions, etc., from Tori Carrington's Constant Craving to Edmund White's Fanny: A Fiction. Compiled Jan. 2005.

Shopping Fiction (Julie Marks, Skokie Public Library, IL): Author, title, pub. year, webcat link for almost 20 novels that 'The following stories share the antics of buying and selling and everything in between,' from Joan Bauer's Rules of the Road to Judy Waite's Shopaholic.

Novels of Greed and Betrayal (Springfield Library, Springfield, MA): Author, title, summary for 9 novels, from Sons of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer to Never Enough by Harold Robbins. Updated Jan. 2008.

Book with Numbers in the Titles (Reader's Advice): Listed by genre (Fantasy, General, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Mysteries, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller), provides author, title, and Amazon link for about 250 titles. Compiled June 2000, updated regularly.

Behind the Eight Ball (Susan Higgins, Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): These books feature the number 8, either in the title or the plot of the book. Titles, authors and summaries for about 20 books, including The Beginner's Book of Dreams, When Eight Bells Toll by Alistair MacLean, Symposium by Muriel Spark, and Eight Black Horses by Ed McBain.

Books about Numbers, Numerical Patterns and Codes (Mandy Luchs, Fiction-L): Author and title only for about 18 books (most are novels), from Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett to Leaning Towards Infinity by Sue Woolfe. Compiled June 2005.

Gambling, Poker, and the Lottery

Take a Gamble Booklist (Overbooked): Books about gambling and gamblers, especially poker and poker players. Author, title, publication info, summaries for about 15 fiction and 8 non-fiction titles about gambling and poker. Fiction from The Music of Chance by Paul Auster to The Perfect Play by Louise Wener. Updated Aug. 2008.

Gambling on Fiction (Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library, OH): Author, title, cover image, webcat link and summary for about 20 books, from Deadly Embrace by Jackie Collins to Father of the Four Passages by Lois-Ann Yamanaka.

Life's a Gamble: A Selection of Novels About Games of Chance (Sachem Public Library, NY): Author, title, publication info, and summary for 7 books about the lottery, 3 books about poker, 3 books about wagers, 7 books about casinos, 8 books about Las Vegas, and 6 books about horse-racing. Updated July 2008.

Casino Adventures: Adventure Is Where You Find It, and in the Casinos Sometimes You Just Can't Win (Paul Mathews, Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Jefferson City, MO): Titles, authors and summaries for about 10 books, including Under the Boardwalk by Bill Kent, Glitz by Leonard Elmore, and Bob the Gambler by Frederick Bartheleme.

Books Featuring Lottery Winners or Lotteries (Mary Rindfleisch, Fiction-L): Author/title for about 15 books/series featuring lotteries or lottery winners. Compiled Sept. 2001.

Las Vegas Fiction (Patti Cheney, Fiction-L): Author, title, genre, and pub. year for about 40 books featuring Las Vegas. Compiled May 2006.