THE OXFORD MURDERS

3.27 avg rating
( 3,693 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780349117232: THE OXFORD MURDERS

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Guillermo Martinez is the author of several highly acclaimed novels and short story collections. His bestseller The Oxford Murders was made into a film in 2008. He lives in Buenos Aires.



Jonathan Davis has received widespread critical acclaim for his narration in a variety of genres. He has won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009, 2011, and 2012, as well as being a finalist for an Audie in 2007, 2013, and three times in 2014. He has also garnered accolades from Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and AudioFile magazine and has earned more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards.

From AudioFile:

An Argentine graduate student at Oxford stumbles upon a series of murders linked to a mathematical code. He seeks to solve the puzzle with one of his professors, a renowned logician and the author of a book on the mathematics of serial killers. Despite some references to Fermat's Last Theorem, even the "math-phobic" should have no problem enjoying this cerebral whodunit. Narrator Jonathan Davis shines as Professor Arthur Seldom, characterizing him with a melodious Scots brogue. Davis's embodiment of the professor drives the narrative, which is also helped by careful differentiation of the other characters. Especially splendid is Davis's rendition of a lively Irish nurse, who also happens to be the love interest of the young South American narrator. R.M. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On a balmy summer s day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience s very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349117232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On a balmy summer s day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience s very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again. Bookseller Inventory # AA29780349117232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Guillermo Martinez
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803491172320000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Abacus 2006-01-05 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus 2006-01-05, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00394204

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Little, Brown 2006-01-05, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown 2006-01-05, London, 2006. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780349117232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Abacus (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus, 2006. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # GH9780349117232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.22
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown Book Group. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Oxford Murders, Guillermo Martinez, On a balmy summer's day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience's very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again. Bookseller Inventory # B9780349117232

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Guillermo Martinez
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0349117233. Bookseller Inventory # ST0349117233

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Abacus/Hachette (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus/Hachette, 2006. Softcover. Book Condition: New. On a balmy summer`s day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience`s very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again. Printed Pages: 208. Bookseller Inventory # 44299

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.45
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Guillermo Martinez
Published by Abacus/Hachette (2006)
ISBN 10: 0349117233 ISBN 13: 9780349117232
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Abacus/Hachette, 2006. Softcover. Book Condition: New. On a balmy summer`s day in Oxford an old lady who once helped decipher the Enigma Code is killed. After receiving a cryptic anonymous note containing only the address and the symbol of a circle, Arthur Seldom, a leading mathematician, arrives to find the body. Then follow more murders - an elderly man on a life-support machine is found dead with needle marks in this throat; the percussionist of an orchestra at a concert at Blenheim Palace dies before the audience`s very eyes - seemingly unconnected except for notes appearing in the maths department, for the attention of Seldom. Why is he being targeted as the recipient of these coded messages? All he can conjecture is that it might relate to his latest book, an unexpected bestseller about serial killers and the parallels between investigations into their crimes and certain mathematical theorems. It is left to Seldom and a postgraduate mathematics student to work out the key to the series of symbols before the killer strikes again. Printed Pages: 208. Bookseller Inventory # 44299

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.56
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book