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 - kakadoo202 - LibraryThing
I really wanted to like this book, but it seems to drag on and on without any conclusion and I eventually gave up and read the plot on Wikipedia and was glad I didn't finish since the ending seems very far fetched. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
I docked half a star for the not quite neat and tidy ending, but otherwise mostly enjoyed this. I liked the young journalist as the central character, competing with the stereotypical detective and ... Read full review
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