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The Mystery of the Yellow Room is Gaston Leroux’s masterpiece, and it turned out to be his most successful book during his lifetime. It is one of the classics of early-twentieth-century detective fiction.

At the heart of the novel is this enigma: how could a murder take place inside a locked room that shows no sign of being entered? The novel is also about the rivalry between the detective Frederick Larson and a young investigative journalist, Rouletabille, to solve the case. Larson finds a suspect who is put on trial, only to have him cleared by Rouletabille, who reveals in the most dramatic fashion the identity of the real murderer.

This atmospheric thriller is still a favorite of whodunit fans everywhere.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 1/27/2014

    " I really liked this book. It gives you a puzzle and then dares you to figure it out. How did someone nearly get killed inside of this little yellow room with one entrance/exit. I found it to be fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lizzi Crystal | 1/19/2014

    " A great mystery by the genius who wrote Phantom of the Opera. The mystery was well thought out and very intriguing. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys good mysteries in the vein of Agatha Christie (only I liked this one better). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Patricia | 1/3/2014

    " One of the most famous locked room mysteries, this book has the reader completely baffled for practically the entire time. The case is solved by Joseph Rouletabille, a reporter with a keen mind and proven detective skills. You cannot guess the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Myriam | 10/15/2013

    " I read this book a few years ago in French but I was told that the English translation is pretty bad which would explain why it didn't get many great reviews on this site. It is truly one of those mystery books that get under your skin and haunt you when you are not reading anymore. Inspector Rouletabille is nothing short of a genius and the ending that the reader awaits to find out how an attack took place inside an impenetrable room and how the attacker escaped, doesn't disappoint. It is an incredible book and anyone who fails to see how mind-blowing the story is was probably too spooked out or too lazy to keep track of all the details. "

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Author Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux (1868–1927), French novelist, was born in Paris. He earned a law degree in 1889 but turned to journalism in his mid twenties and later sailed the world as a correspondent, reporting on the Russian Revolution of 1905. In the early 1900s, he began writing novels and became best known for The Phantom of the Opera (1910). His novel The Mystery in the Yellow Room sparked the development of detective fiction as a genre.