"Math and murder mingle in this intriguingly cerebral mystery....a stylish, intellectually meaty whodunit." (Publishers Weekly)
"[This] elegant, fashionable, award-winning novel mixes murder with modern mathematical theory....Soft-spoken, smart, and satisfying." (Kirkus Reviews)
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Cosa pensano gli ascoltatori di The Oxford Murders
- Revd. James T. Fowler
Interesting Math Ideas
The mathematics was intriguing, but the storyline of the mystery was not too exciting or interesting.
I read a lot of books, particularly murder mysteries. This one described every female in a smarmy, creepy, sexualized manner that detracted from the otherwise iinteresting read. Unfortunately, it ruined the book for me as I am a woman, and not particularly interested in hearing how female breasts are pleasing to the narrator, outside of any meaning for the plot. It interrupted my interest in who-did-it.
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The inclusion of mathematical theories in a mystery novel was a neat idea. Unfortunately the mystery element was nothing special and worked out in quite a silly and disappointing way. As an audiobook for British listeners it is also rather frustrating. A central character is a Scot, however the narrator's Scottish accent is abysmal.
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