The Mystery of the Yellow Room: Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter

The Mystery of the Yellow Room: Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter

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by Gaston Leroux
     
 

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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. (He also wrote THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.) Match your wits with his rival detectives--one amateur, one professional--as they try to crack the mystery. Mademoiselle Stangerson retires to bed in the Yellow Room. Suddenly

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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. (He also wrote THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.) Match your wits with his rival detectives--one amateur, one professional--as they try to crack the mystery. Mademoiselle Stangerson retires to bed in the Yellow Room. Suddenly revolver shots echo through the house and she screams for help. Her father and a servant run to the locked room where they find the wounded girl--alone. The only other exit, a window--barred. How had the assailant escaped?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605013398
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
344,793
File size:
241 KB

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Mystery of the Yellow Room: Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Meredith_Secaur More than 1 year ago
Gaston Leroux has been a favorite author of mine since reading his masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera", and this book was just as engaging, maybe even moreso. I have read many mystery and detective novels, and I have to say that this is probably the finest ever made. The characters are well-crafted, the story has a clever premise, and the plot-- it's just about the most suprising, intriguing, and page turning one that could ever be imagined: a seemingly impossible crime, committed in a locked room, and perpetrated by a person who could not possibly be there. There are so many twists, turns, and red herrings that you have no idea what the solution is until the very end, and are left guessing, just as lost as the narrator himself, until everything is revealed. Leroux really puts you right there in the thick of all the action with his vivid descriptions and introspective thinking. Every question that could possibly be brought up is put to light and pondered at all angles, leaving you with a very rounded, complete perspective of the case, as you would be if you were actually left to solve it. His detective, and eighteen-year-old reporter who has a penchant for solving crimes, is wonderfully clever and analytical without being haughty. He actually feels like a real person, albeit one with a nose like a bloodhound and a mind that doesn't quit. Better than Sherlock Holmes; better than Hercule Poirot; Joseph Rouletabille wins out every time! This edition has a nice plus, aside from being very affordable, in that it is the original English translation from 1908, which gives it a kind of authenticity. In closing, I highly recommend this book to detective and mystery fans alike, as well as anyone who enjoys a good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great read. At first I had to flip back over pages initially to figure out who was saying what in this fast-paced writing style. Once I got into the momentum, by pg 15, it was absorbing both trying to solve the puzzle and seeing what would happen next. Surprise ending, too. Lots of fun and a marvelous way of writing & plot twists and turns.
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A classic locked room mystery you shouldn'
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