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    DescriptionOn 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.

    • Publisher: Abacus
    • Published: 05 January 2006
    • Format: Paperback 208 pages
    • See: Full bibliographic data
    • Categories: Crime
    • ISBN 13: 9780349117232 ISBN 10: 0349117233
    • Sales rank: 124,041

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    Title
    The Oxford Murders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Guillermo Martinez
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 166 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780349117232
    ISBN 10: 0349117233
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    DC22: 863.64
    Libri: ARGE6010
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000, FIC022000
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Abacus
    Publication date
    05 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Guillermo Martinez was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, in 1962. Since 1985 he has lived in Buenos Aires, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematical Science. He has written several highly acclaimed novels and books of short stories. The Oxford Murders, which was awarded the prestigious Planeta prize, is the first of his works to be published in English..
    Review quote
    Unusual blend of murder most foul and mathematics most pure ... a playful intellectual exercise DAILY MAIL An intellectual thriller that can be much enjoyed even by those whose grasp of mathematics is limited THE TIMES If you like your detective stories gore-free, with a strong crossword-solving element, this is for you THE TIMES The plot rattles along ... pausing occasionally to fill the reader in with a bit of necessary theoretical background'. LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS 'Well crafted and deeply entertaining.'