The Oxford Murders (novel)

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The Oxford Murders
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English language cover
Author Guillermo Martínez
Original title Crímenes imperceptibles
Translator Sonia Soto
Country Argentina
Language Spanish
Genre Thriller, Crime fiction
Publisher MacAdam/Cage
Publication date
2003
Published in English
October 16, 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 208 pp. (paperback)
ISBN 978-0143037965

The Oxford Murders (Spanish: Crímenes imperceptibles; Imperceptible Crimes) is a novel by the Argentine author Guillermo Martínez, first published in 2003. It was translated into English in 2005 by Sonia Soto. The story tells about a professor of logic, who, along with a graduate student, investigates a series of bizarre, mathematically-based murders in Oxford, England.

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In this thriller, mathematical symbols are the key to a mysterious sequence of murders. Each new death that occurs is accompanied by a different mathematical shape, starting with a circle. This pure mathematical form heralds the death of Mrs Eagleton, the landlady of a young Argentine mathematician who narrates the story. It appears that the serial killer can be stopped only if somebody can decode the next symbol in the sequence. The mathematics graduate is joined by the leading Oxford logician Arthur Seldom on the quest to solve the cryptic clues. The book explains how difficult it can be to solve mathematics in a cryptic form.

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