The Book of Murder (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780143115809, 215pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2009
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When Guillermo Martinez 's novel The Oxford Murders was first published in the United States, The New York Times Book Review called it "a scholarly whodunit for] anyone who loves a good mystery." Now Martinez returns with a worthy followup: the mesmerizing The Book of Murder. A young writer finds himself unexpectedly tangled up in the story of Luciana, his former assistant and Kloster, bestselling author and rival. What he discovers about the deaths surrounding Luciana will make him question everything he had always believed-and taken for granted-about chance and calculation, cause and effect.
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Praise For The Book of Murder…
" Martinez's novel is full of explanations and parried literary thrusts, culminating in a growing sense of understanding that order and chaos aren't yin and yang but mirror images of each other."
-Los Angeles Times
" This is a clever, chilling novel that takes crime writing to a new level."
-The Sunday Times (London)
" As clever and as erudite as Borges, this is also a gripping thriller written in lucid and compelling prose."
-The Independent (London)
" This riveting tale will appeal to readers of literary fiction and thriller fans alike."