The Book of Murder

The Book of Murder

Written by:
Translated by: Sonia Soto

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143115809
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


A chilling new tale of literary intrigue from the author of the international sensation The Oxford Murders

When Guillermo Martínez ‘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 Martínez 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.


” 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.”
-Publishers Weekly