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The Oxford Murders by Guillermo Martínez
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Jul 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery
Read from July 25 to 29, 2011

This novel has more red herrings than a communist fish market.

But that's OK because I like novels that throws you off and keeps you guessing. Even if some of the herrings are obvious, there are always a few that swim by when you are not expecting them. The Oxford Murders is a nifty mystery about two Oxford academics that are trying to solve a murder and if it seems a little...well...academic. it's because it is. Martinez mixes a nice share of mathematics, Wittgensteinian philosophy and even some mythology to make a very different tale of murder. It may be the most fun book I ever read that involved mathematics professors, and we all know mathematics professors can be real party animals....or not.
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message 1: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Extra points for "more red herrings than a communist fish market"

message 2: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus What Dan said!

Nesrin L. ^This! ...I third. :D

message 4: by Andrew (new)

Andrew This novel has more red herrings than a communist fish market - Top marks for this one!

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