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The Oxford Brotherhood Reviews

The Oxford Brotherhood by Guillermo Martinez, Alberto Manguel

The Oxford Brotherhood

Guillermo Martinez, Alberto Manguel

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2 reviews

Imprint: Little, Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 4 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781408712870

From the author of the bestselling The Oxford Murders comes a stylish and gripping new crime story that will be loved by readers of Umberto Eco.

  • The Sunday TimesCrime Book of the Month
4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
14 Feb 2021

"a novel that is improbable and highly entertaining"

His new novel is inspired by the biography of the Rev Charles Dodgson, aka the author Lewis Carroll.  A researcher, Kristen, has unearthed a note that appears to summarise pages torn from Carroll’s diary, casting new light on his relationship with Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Before Kristen can report this discovery to the secretive Lewis Carroll Brotherhood, she is seriously injured by a speeding car. Murders follow in a novel that is improbable and highly entertaining.

 

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
2 Feb 2021

"a winning combination of highbrow book chat and high jinks"

Arthur Seldom and his unnamed Argentine acolyte, a student of mathematical logic — first met in The Oxford Murders (2005) — go in search of pages missing from the diaries of Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson. Soon enough, his predilection for taking pictures of naked little girls — perhaps described in too much detail here — pops up and the bodies start to drop. Are the photographs emblems of innocence or evidence of prurience?