The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez

Oxford Murders

A young student from Argentina comes to Oxford to study mathematics. Shortly after arriving he finds his landlady murdered. His newfound friend, the mathematics professor Arthur Seldom, is receiving cryptic messages from the killer and together they try to solve the mystery.

Similar to The Da Vinci Code?

After reading the back cover I had hoped that this would be a story similar to The Da Vinci Code. There are some similarities, i.e. cryptic messages and professors trying to solve riddles, but this one pales in comparison with Dan Brown’s novel.

Predictable Ending

The plot was exciting at times, but it did not take long before I had figured out how the novel would end. The mathematic elements make you think a bit, and I always enjoy historical aspects in fiction. However, the predictable ending pulls down the overall grade.

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