The Oxford Murders
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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 26th 2006
Pages no: 197
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Spanish Literature
Me gusto, la verdad bastante ingenioso.Me atrapo completamente el libro!
About 10 pages from the end I found myself wishing it wasn't about to be over. This was a cool book! A very detached, abstract mystery with a mathematical theme.
Very enjoyable. I especially liked the Argentine view of England. It would have been even better if the translator had written it with an accent. Perhaps the best would be an audio reading with an Argentinian accent. I tried to do it in my head but kept slipping back into rather banal english.
The main problem I had with this book is that I found it difficult to believe that the murderer isn’t discovered sooner. It is true that the novel takes place in ‘93, so the police had less gadgets than they have now, but they seem to be rather incompetent even when it comes to the most simple tasks...
Excellent one of the best murder mysteries I've read.Again I owe a sincere thank you to the person who recommended it though I can't remember who it was or whether the recommendation was due to the maths or the Oxford location.It is always difficult to good the writing style in translation but it wa...