The Mystery of the Yellow Room [NOOK Book]

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This novel - the classic French detective story - was written in 1907 by Gaston Leroux, once a reporter who covered the famous trials of his time. For sheer originality and ingenuity this story may be reckoned as one of the best tales since Gaboriau. How could a crime take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered? For the many who delight in following the intricacies of crime and the avenging hand of Justice, this is a favorite of whodunit fans everywhere. ...
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The Mystery of the Yellow Room

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Overview

This novel - the classic French detective story - was written in 1907 by Gaston Leroux, once a reporter who covered the famous trials of his time. For sheer originality and ingenuity this story may be reckoned as one of the best tales since Gaboriau. How could a crime take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered? For the many who delight in following the intricacies of crime and the avenging hand of Justice, this is a favorite of whodunit fans everywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781625584670
  • Publisher: Start Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 2/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 205
  • Sales rank: 1,137,708
  • File size: 350 KB

Meet the Author


Gaston Leroux (1868–1927) was a French mystery novelist, playwright, and journalist whose most famous work is The Phantom of the Opera.

Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for The King's Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Great story bad copy

    Enjoyable story. Terribletranslation to ebook withmany errors making reading a challenge

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Unreadable version

    This particular version is scanned so poorly that it is virtually unreadable. If you want this story, buy a different version.

    Note to B&N: Why would you allow a book like this a place in your inventory?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    A very clever mystery.

    If I may be so bold as to suggest it, I believe The Yellow Room rivals even Agatha Christie's finest. The literary style is easy to read (even with all the typos from digitizing.) If you like mysteries, read this one!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Really good mystery; really badly scanned edition. Look elsewher

    Really good mystery; really badly scanned edition. Look elsewhere for a copy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Most Annoying

    I have repeatedly tried to read past page 56 in this version, but to no avail for I'm continually returned to page 28. I suggest that you Google the title and read it for free.


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2002

    The Work of a Logical Genius

    While The Mystery of the Yellow Room cannot boast a large reading audience, it remains a masterful, logical, captivating piece of literature. One aspect of this work that stands out in my mind is the amazing attention to detail that dominates it. For those who are unfamiliar with this novel, it involves an inquiry into the attempted murder of an attractive female scientist. The action follows young Joseph Rouletabille, a journalist and a genius, on his quest to discover the would-be murderer at the end of a tangled web of evidence that seems as though it will never fit together... until it does. It continues to be an excellent novel for the mind that's up to the challenge and suspense of attempting to solve a locked room mystery.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    One flaw

    It was a.good book but eerily similar to Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue". Even the main characters are uncomfortably similar.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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