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The Oxford Murders
The Oxford Murders
Author: Guillermo Martinez, Sonia Soto (Translator)
Two mathematicians must join forces to stop a serial killer in this spellbinding international bestseller — A paperback sensation in Argentina, Spain, and the United Kingdom, The Oxford Murders has been hailed as "a remarkable feat" (Time Out London) and its author as "one of Argentina's most distinctive voices&qu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780143037965
ISBN-10: 014303796X
Publication Date: 9/26/2006
Pages: 208
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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cocoamomo avatar reviewed The Oxford Murders on + 83 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I bought this book not knowing what to expect really. I'm not a "math" or numbers person and was fearful it would be over my head in that department. I couldn't have been more wrong. Martinez makes the math and numbers game easy to understand and weaves a really incredible story about murder and deciphering. I highly recommend it!
reviewed The Oxford Murders on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book started out a bit slow, but picked up. Definitely will keep you guessing right up until the end.
reviewed The Oxford Murders on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great relatively short but entertaining story. Not as mathematical as you might think but with a twist ending. Unusual story line. Plods a bit at first but I read the last third of the book at one sitting. Worth the read.
gibsongirl avatar reviewed The Oxford Murders on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
captures the atmosphere of Oxford; elegant and spare writer's voice
prudencepink avatar reviewed The Oxford Murders on
Helpful Score: 1
A unique mathematical mystery. Having returned recently from Oxford, I enjoyed it very much.
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Judyh avatar reviewed The Oxford Murders on + 229 more book reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery that has two mathematicians as the main characters. As a mathematician, it just tickled that part of me, because I don't find a lot of math in novels. As another reader noted, it loses some of its credibility when one mathematician explains to the other something they both already should know, but in reality it is being elucidated for the reader. This usually works better when written in the third person for that reason. On the other hand, I know when this is happening in a book, and it really doesn't bother me. First person gave us so much more insight into the twists of the tale. I liked that fact that I didn't fully guess the answer to the mystery before the end. Setting a story in charming Oxford is just the icing on the cake. Recommended!
ol-blue avatar reviewed The Oxford Murders on + 31 more book reviews
I enjoyed this mystery. Has its mathmatics back story but not enough to scare the non-mathematician. Appeals to those of an accademic bent and those who like English, esp. Oxford settings. Reminds a little of an Inspector Morse story.

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