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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,529 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guillermo Martínez Narrator: Jonathan Davis Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781455188369
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Math and murder mingle in this intriguingly cerebral mystery…a stylish, intellectually meaty whodunit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “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’ embodiment of the professor drives the narrative, which is also helped by careful differentiation of the other characters. Especially splendid is Davis’ rendition of a lively Irish nurse, who also happens to be the love interest of the young South-American narrator.”

    AudioFile

  • “Should be read for atmosphere and fascinating applications of logical sequences to crime-scene investigation.”

    Booklist

  • “An elegant, fashionable, award-winning novel mixes murder with modern mathematical theory…Soft-spoken, smart, and satisfying.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/20/2014

    " The Oxford murders by Guillermo Mart "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendell | 2/15/2014

    " Interesting semi-intellectual mathematicians become CSI / Law&Order - I loved it! Crime fiction might become my new favorite genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/30/2014

    " For someone who hates math and logic, this book managed to make it interesting by setting it within a murder mystery context. I feel smarter after reading it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/29/2014

    " I loved the intersection of detective fiction and mathematics. I think I like it because it's a bit like Lewis. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keith Bell | 1/20/2014

    " An OK story. Predictable and obvious in spots but liked the exploration of logic within the Mathematical process. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nesrin L. | 1/19/2014

    " Nyah... too much Maths for more than 2 Stars... but engaging enough to give it 3 Stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bex | 1/10/2014

    " Short brainy British mystery set in a university - what's not to like? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vishang Shah | 12/18/2013

    " Interesting premise but I am a bit disappointed overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/16/2013

    " Mathematicians solving murders...just like Numb3rs! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kirsten | 11/2/2013

    " Not really as exciting as it sounds. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/17/2013

    " Meh . . . the ending is not worth the read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barbara Way | 8/6/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book and the story was not compelling. Sometimes it just got lost in mathematical details that made me lose interest. By the time the story was winding down, I didn't really care who the murderer was. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie | 5/2/2013

    " Awkwardly translated, didn't really go anywhere. At least it was short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merreh65 | 11/19/2012

    " Very cleverly constructed and suspenseful with some creative "red herrings" thrown in to mislead the reader. Does anybody know what the four symbols on the front book cover mean? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/29/2012

    " A quick and compelling read; the math theories, while entertaining, took a bit too much time in the text. The red herring was fairly skillfully done, and kept my attention away from the actual murderer for quite some time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sudeshna | 1/20/2012

    " Am getting quite impressed with the south american crime writers -- not a big whodunit, but with a lovely latin view of academic britain "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Tilley | 7/20/2011

    " This book is a clever synthisis of mathematics and murder mystery set in Oxford, England. It is very well written and as with many good murder mysteries has a twist at the end. It is well worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 4/27/2011

    " A murder mystery that tries to be clever, while trading in on the cachet of its Oxford associations. A failure on all counts, with a ludicrous denouement that beggars credibility. Save your money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cooper | 2/13/2011

    " A very fine mystery, intellectually satisfying with well-developed characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/7/2011

    " Found this lying around our flat in London and took it on a trip to read on the plane. A decent enough mystery, with some (surprisingly) interesting discussion of theoretical and historical mathematics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank | 2/4/2011

    " Niente di speciale. Mi è parso di leggere un episodio del tenente Colombo... Un giallo per gli amanti del genere.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/27/2011

    " A rather unique murder mystery. Very academic in nature; the lengthy mathematical discussions were somewhat overwhelming to me, someone who majored in english in college. A rather quick read. Way better than the movie based on it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mieczyslaw | 1/24/2011

    " There are some very good bits of writing here - I particularly liked the description concerning what happens to the body after death... morbid? Perhaps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricio | 10/5/2010

    " "Crímenes imperceptibles" es una novela que dosifica la información de una manera efectiva, logrando que el lector deje de ser un simple espectador para razonar junto a los personajes. Estoy satisfecho con su lectura y la recomiendo. "

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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. 

About the Narrator

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.