The Mystery of the Yellow Room
"This locked-room detective novel from 1908 is a classic of early 20th-century detective fiction. At the heart of the novel is the enigma: how could a murder take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered? The novel is also about rivalry between the detective Frederick Larson and a young investigative journalist, Rouletabille. Larson finds a suspect who is put on trial, only to have him cleared by Rouletabille, who dramatically reveals the identity of the real murderer. The mystery of the yellow room is a novel which consciously tries to outdo the traditional detective novel with classic intellectual conundrums."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nsenger - LibraryThing
I have no ambition to be an author. An author is always something of a romancer, and God knows, the mystery of The Yellow Room is quite full enough of real tragic horror to require no aid from ... Read full review
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Written originally in French, in 1908, this book is considered to be one of the very first locked-room mysteries. As i am a bit of a locked-room buff, this book went to the top of my TBR pile. Gaston ... Read full review
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