A sequence of mathematical symbols holds the key to a series of murders that Oxford mathematician Arthur Seldom and his assistant, a young Argentine mathematics student, must put together to find the killer before he can strike again.

"The Oxford Murders" is not as bad as the "Amber Room" or "Digital Fortress", but it comes damn near.

Jumping on the "Da Vinci Code" wagon, Argentine author Guillermo Martinez unleashes yet another mystery in which the protagonists have to crack a series of symbols to get to the killer.

You know what, the description I just wrote is the best you will get from this book; it doesn’t get more exciting than that.

You'd have thought that Guillermo Martinez would at least set his story in Argentina; I mean if the worst came to the worst, like in indeed is the scenario of this mediocre book, you would at least have read about a new country. But not, he set his book in Oxford. Plop!