The Oxford Murders

  • by Guillermo Martinez
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When an Argentine math student discovers the smothered body of his landlady, conventional wisdom points to a family member with the most prosaic of motives. But then renowned logician Arthur Seldom, author of a book on the mathematics of serial killers, tells of a strange note left in his mailbox. The note indicates that the murder is the first in a series linked by a mysterious pattern. Each new death is accompanied by a different mathematical shape. It seems that the serial killer can be stopped only if someone can crack the next symbol in the sequence. The leading Oxford logician and the math graduate team up on a quest to crack the cryptic clues.


What the Critics Say

"Should be read for atmosphere and fascinating applications of logical sequences to crime-scene investigation." (Booklist)
"Math and murder mingle in this intriguingly cerebral mystery....a stylish, intellectually meaty whodunit." (Publishers Weekly)
"[This] elegant, fashionable, award-winning novel mixes murder with modern mathematical theory....Soft-spoken, smart, and satisfying." (Kirkus Reviews)


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The inclusion of mathematical theories in a mystery novel was a neat idea. Unfortunately the mystery element was nothing special and worked out in quite a silly and disappointing way. As an audiobook for British listeners it is also rather frustrating. A central character is a Scot, however the narrator's Scottish accent is abysmal.
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- Nelly_dog

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.