The Oxford Brotherhood, by Guillermo Martinez, Translated by Alberto Manguel
Mathematics student G is trying to resurrect his studies, which is proving difficult as he finds himself - and not for the first time - drawn into investigating a series of mysterious crimes.
When Kristen, a researcher hired by the Lewis Carroll Brotherhood, makes a startling new discovery concerning pages torn from Carroll's diary, she hesitates to reveal to her employers a hitherto unknown chapter in his life. Oxford would be rocked to its core if the truth about Lewis Carroll's relationship with Alice Liddell - the real Alice - were brought to light.
After Kristen is involved in a surreal accident and members of the Brotherhood are anonymously sent salacious photographs of Alice, G joins forces with Kristen as they begin to realise that dark powers are at work. More pictures are received, and it becomes clear that a murderer is stalking anyone who shows too much interest in Carroll's life.
G must stretch his mathematical mind to its limits to solve the mystery and understand the cryptic workings of the Brotherhood. Until then, nobody, not even G, is safe. A thrilling novel inspired by true, strange stories from Carroll's life, The Oxford Brotherhood is sure to make you curiouser and curiouser.
“An intellectual thriller that can be much enjoyed even by those whose grasp of mathematics is limited. If you like your detective stories gore-free, with a strong crossword-solving element, this is for you.” - The Times