The Mystery of the Yellow Room

The Mystery of the Yellow Room

Gaston Leroux


This novel - the vintage French detective tale - used to be written in 1907 by way of Gaston Leroux, as soon as a reporter who coated the recognized trials of his time (he additionally wrote The Phantom of the Opera). fit your wits together with his rival detectives - one novice, one expert - as they struggle to crack the secret. Mademoiselle Stangerson retires to mattress within the Yellow Room. without warning revolver pictures echo during the residence and he or she screams for aid. Her father and a servant run to the locked room the place they locate the wounded lady - by myself. the single different go out, a window - barred. How had the assailant escaped?

Review

My favorite of all locked-room novels has eventually been reissued. The secret of the Yellow Room used to be written in 1908 by way of Gaston Leroux, greater identified for The Phantom of the Opera, and hasn't ever been bettered. the 1st in a sequence of novels to add the intrepid if naive younger reporter and sleuth, Rouletabille, it pits him opposed to the darkish soul of the detective Frederick Larsan and the murky secrets and techniques of the Stangerson relations. contemplating while the ebook was once written, it is still remarkably glossy, a page-turner whose exploration of the darkish aspect can nonetheless ship shivers up your again. clearly, the answer to the imperative crime is a twist inside of a tortuous twist for which even a Mensa reader could be rather unprepared. A masterpiece.
- Maxim Jakubowski in Time Out

About the Author
Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 could 1868 – 15 April 1927) used to be a French journalist and writer of detective fiction. within the English-speaking global, he's top recognized for writing the unconventional The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into a number of movie and degree productions of an identical identify, particularly the 1925 movie starring Lon Chaney; and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical.

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