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The Oxford Murders

By Guillermo Martinez, Sonia Soto (Translated by)

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Format: Paperback, 197 pages
Published In: United States, 26 September 2006
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" ("The Times Literary Supplement"). It begins on a summer day in Oxford, when a young Argentine graduate student finds his landlady-an elderly woman who helped crack the Enigma Code during World War II -murdered in cold blood. Meanwhile, a renowned Oxford logician receives an anonymous note bearing a circle and the words "the first of a series." As the murders begin to pile up and more symbols are revealed, it is up to this unlikely pair to decipher the pattern before the killer strikes again.

About the Author

Guillermo Martinez was born in Argentina in 1962. Since 1985 he has lived in Buenos Aires, where he earned a PhD in mathematical science. He is the author of several highly acclaimed novels and short story collections, including the international bestseller "The Oxford Murders.""


The mix of mathematics and murder mystery makes for a powerful cocktail. ("The Guardian", London) A scholarly whodunit... anyone who loves a good mystery can share the quest. ("The New York Times Book Review") The mix of mathematics and murder mystery makes for a powerful cocktail. ("The Guardian," London)

EAN: 9780143037965
ISBN: 014303796X
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 19.86 x 12.85 x 1.4 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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