The Mystery of the Yellow Room [NOOK Book]


The classic locked room detective novel which still baffles today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907650246
  • Publisher: SCB Distributors
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 539,809
  • File size: 824 KB

Meet the Author

Gaston Leroux(1868-1927) famousi n his lifetime for his detective novels, now for Phantom of the Opera.
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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    The best mystery novel ever!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2005

    Twists & Turns

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2014

    A classic locked room mystery you shouldn't miss!

    A classic locked room mystery you shouldn'

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