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# Crímenes imperceptibles

**Two mathematicians must join forces to stop a serial killer in this spellbinding international bestseller**

A paperback sensation in Argentina, Spain, and the United Kingdom,

*The Oxford Murders*has been hailed as "a remarkable feat" (

*Time Out*London) and its author as "one of Argentina's most distinctive voices" (

*The Times Literary Supplement*). It begins on a summer day in ...more

Paperback, 248 pages

Published
December 2011
by Buenos Aires: Grupo Editorial Planeta
(first published January 1st 2001)

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people who like math and mystery

This book combines logic, philosophy and criminal law. It is quite an interesting mystery with a twisty end. The author provided some clues, but even then I was shocked to read the solution. Also I liked the mathematical stuff, like Godel's Theorem, the Pythagorean sect and other. Though as a not so-much-experienced-in-math, I would have wanted some explanations at the end of the book, maybe some notes, made by the author. But I confess, it was interesting to search more info in the Net for furt
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#قسمتي_از_كتاب

انسان چيزي نيست جز رشته اي از فعاليت هايش، يك مشت شكل كامل نشده كه هيچ وقت نميشه كامل فهميدشون، در واقع اگه آدم چيزي نباشه جز يك سري كه از كاراش تشكيل شده، تا نميره نميشه تعريفش كرد، حتي يك كار، آخرين كار مي تونه همه ي وجود قبليشو پاك كنه و با همه ي لحظه هاي زندگيش در تضاد باشه.

#جنايات_ ...more

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 ...more

#جنایات_نامحسوس روایت قتلهاییست سریالی که در آکسفورد رخ میدن و به نظر میاد قاتل از کتاب یک ریاضیدان نابغه استفاده میکنه تا قتلها رو با تستفاده از نمادها و ریاضیات انجام بده.

داستان ...more

Esta novela entrega lo que promete: entretenida, agradable de leer, el misterio es interesante y sacando algunos desvaríos matemáticos y filosóficos que le dan cierta verosimilitud a la trama, no es tampoco muy rebuscada. (Aunque tuve que go ...more

*The Oxford Murders*is probably about 3.5 stars because Guillermo Martinez is a good writer. But I would describe this book as a novel written by a mathematician for mathematicians. Almost all the characters, except for the detective, are either professional or amateur mathematicians--including the first victim. And a significant percentage of the 197 pages of the novel consist not of story, but of one mathematician talking to another mathematician about some other mathematic ...more

*Numbers*for a bit.

I didn't like this book.

Sometimes I don't mind when you can figure out the solution by page 30. The Blood Doctor is somewhat like that but it is still a good read because of the characters.

Not interesting characters here.

And boy, did I mind.

And the book is like

*Numbers*but after the first season and a half, you know when it got stupid (Honestly, Char ...more

Típica lectura veraniega, que a mí no me dejó ninguna huella, pero que tampoco lamenté haber leído.

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Guillermo Martínez is an Argentine novelist and short story writer. He gained a PhD in mathematical logic at the University of Buenos Aires.

After his degree in Argentina, he worked for two years in a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

His most successful novel has been The Oxford Murders, written in 2003. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel, ...more

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After his degree in Argentina, he worked for two years in a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford.

His most successful novel has been The Oxford Murders, written in 2003. In the same year, he was awarded the Planeta Prize for this novel, ...more

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