The Oxford Murders

Guillermo Martínez

Jonathan Davis (Narrator)

11-01-07

6hrs 15min

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Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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11-01-07

6hrs 15min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

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

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.

Praise

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

“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

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Language English
Release Day Oct 31, 2007
Release Date November 1, 2007
Release Date Machine 1193875200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Bestselling Mystery, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Traditional Detectives, Amateur Sleuths, Bestselling Mysteries
Author Bio
Guillermo Martínez

Guillermo Martínez, born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina, is an author and a doctor of mathematical science. His novel, The Oxford Murders, was awarded the prestigious Nadal Award and was made into a film starring Elijah Wood and John Hurt. The book has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide and been translated into more than forty languages.

Narrator Bio
Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis has been inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. A three-time recipient and fourteen-time nominee of the Audie Award, he has earned accolades for his narration from the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, the American Library Association, Booklist, the Audio Publishers Association, AudioFile magazine, and USA Today. He has narrated a variety of bestsellers and award-winners for top publishing houses. He also narrated over forty titles of the Star Wars franchise for Lucasfilm Ltd./PRH Audio, including several iconic movie tie-ins, has participated with Star Wars Celebration, and has built a significant fan base. His work as a narrator includes films and programming for National Geographic Television, NOVA, PBS, VH1, and Francis Ford Coppola. He grew up in Puerto Rico and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew.

Overview

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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