The Mystery of the Yellow Room

The Mystery of the Yellow Room How could a crime take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered Nearly a century after its initial publication Leroux s landmark tale of foul play deception and unbridled ambitio

  • Title: The Mystery of the Yellow Room
  • Author: Gaston Leroux Mark Valentine David Stuart Davies
  • ISBN: 9781840226478
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • How could a crime take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered Nearly a century after its initial publication, Leroux s landmark tale of foul play, deception, and unbridled ambition remains a blueprint for the detective novel genre This atmospheric thriller is still a favorite of whodunit fans everywhere.

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    1. The Mystery of the Yellow Room, by Gaston Leroux, originally written in French as ‘Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune’, in 1908 is the first book featuring the fictional reporter and amateur sleuth, Joseph Rouletabille. With The Mystery of the Yellow Room, Gaston Leroux – who is best known for his novel The Phantom of the Opera - popularized an entire subgenre of detective fiction named as ‘locked room mystery’ and this work is often regarded as one of the finest in this genre.The book li [...]

    2. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux is hailed as one of the first locked room crime novels. It has been named by some as the third best locked room mystery of all time. John Dickson Carr, master of the locked room and impossible crime himself, has sung its praises. And it is credited with inspiring Agatha Christie to try her hand at her very first mystery. So--what do I, a mere book-blogger, have to say about it? Well, it's a decent mystery. It's got some interesting elements. But I [...]

    3. Η ιστορία μας διαδραματίζεται στη γαλλική εξοχή, και σε έναν πύργο όπου η νεαρή κόρη του επιστήμονα Στάγκερσον πέφτει θύμα επίθεσης μέσα στο δωμάτιό της, που όμως είναι κλειδωμένο από μέσα και τα παράθυρα είναι σφαλιστά κι αυτά από μέσα. Πρόκειται για ένα από τα πρώτα μυθισ [...]

    4. 1.5I thought this book would never finish!It was one of those stories in which there are no clues for the reader and the reader feels stupid and confused and the other characters in the book also are dense and don’t see what’s in front of them and ask stupid questions when the brilliant detective/journalist sheds light on something. Let’s say the detective says “the culprit went this way!”. His companion asks “how do you know that?” Dude, you don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to s [...]

    5. A locked room mystery which does not involve a murder, this 1907 French novel was written by the writer who gave The Phantom of the Opera to the world. It contains red herrings aplenty and a rather annoying detective: a smart-alecky 18 year old pipe-smoking genius who works as a journalist. The narrator is Dr Watson to his Sherlock Holmes - a stand-in for the reader who is there to have plot points explained in a way that the most obtuse can understand. There is little to no character developmen [...]

    6. Δεν είχα διαβάσει κανένα μυστήριο κλειδωμένου δωματίου πριν από αυτό. Γραμμένο στις αρχές του 20ού αιώνα, το μυθιστόρημα του Leroux αποτελεί ένα εξαιρετικό παράδειγμα του είδους, και του αστυνομικού γενικότερα, με την κλασική έννοια. Η πλοκή είναι δομημένη, η γραφή απλή αλλά όχ [...]

    7. El Misterio del Cuarto Amarillo es un libro del cual me esperaba mucho más. Me resultó harto pesado: se me hizo muy difícil navegar por páginas pletóricas de narrativa enrevesada. El final no me lo esperaba, eso sí tengo que conceder; no obstante, fue demasiado confuso y, en mi opinión, algo inverosímil.

    8. Για να πω την αλήθεια περίμενα περισσότερα από αυτό το βιβλίο έχοντας ακούσει τόσα πολλά. Αυτό βέβαια δεν σημαίνει πως δεν είναι καλό. Και φυσικά αν συνυπολογίσουμε το γεγονός ότι έχει γραφτεί πριν από 100 χρόνια μπορούμε εύκολα να καταλάβουμε γιατί έχει τέτοια θέση τόσο στη [...]

    9. Finally I brought myself to finish the lauded short novel 'The Mystery of the Yellow Room' by Gaston Leroux. It is hailed as one of the most original works of mystery fiction written and has been named as one of the pioneers of the locked room genre. We are introduced to the young journalist Joseph Rouletabille who throws himself into the investigation of a mysterious murder at Chateau du Glandier. A murder that takes place in a room that has been locked from the inside with no possible means of [...]

    10. The Mystery of the Yellow Room is a "locked room mystery" novels written by Gaston Leroux. Having read only his famous Phantom of the Opera, I was surprised to learn that he has authored books in "mystery" genre. However, knowing the Leroux's capacity to create so dark and villainous characters, I was very much inclined to read this work which is the first novel introducing the reporter/detective Joseph Rouletabille. A murder was attempted in a closed room and the perpetrator has fled leaving fe [...]

    11. First written in 1908, The Mystery of the Yellow Room is considered one of the classics of the "locked-room"/impossible crime genre. Believe me, by the time you finish reading about the crime (never mind the rest of the book), you'll be scratching your head saying "how on earth did this just happen?" It seems that one Mathilde Stangerson goes off to her room (called The Yellow Room) in a pavilion where she and her father work at scientific experiments. The door is locked -- then she is heard to [...]

    12. This classic locked room mystery is by the author of The Phantom of the Opera. The Mystery of the Yellow Room is the first in Leroux's eight book Joseph Rouletabille series. Young Joseph is a journalist (as was Leroux before he was able to support himself as an author). Joseph is quite an entertaining lad.I had a problem keeping all of the characters straight, but still found it an enjoyable read, although a bit too complicated for my taste.Read it at gutenberg/ebooks/1685 or listen at librivox/ [...]

    13. Even though this was not a long book, I took my time with it. I love locked room mystery novels and I had notes and highlights all through the version of the Kindle book that I own. Written in 1908, "The Mystery of the Yellow Room" is one of the first locked room mystery crime novels. The same man who wrote this, also wrote "Phantom of the Opera". He would go back and write a sequel to "The Mystery of the Yellow Room", "The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Joseph Rouletabille #2) that was published [...]

    14. "The moon was shining brightly and I saw clearly that no one had touched the window. Not only were the bars that protect it intact, but the blinds inside of them were drawn, as I had myself drawn them early in the evening, as I did every day, though Mademoiselle, knowing that I was tired from the heavy work I had been doing, had begged me not to trouble myself, but leave her to do it; and they were just as I had left them, fastened with an iron catch on the inside. The assassin, therefore, could [...]

    15. Ο Γκαστόν Λερού (1868-1927) ήταν Γάλλος δημοσιογράφος και συγγραφέας, γνωστός για το έργο «Το φάντασμα της όπερας» που δημοσιεύτηκε το 1910. Μετά από σημαντικά ρεπορτάζ σε γαλλικές εφημερίδες της εποχής στράφηκε στη συγγραφή μυθιστορημάτων και στην παραγωγή κινηματογραφικών τα [...]

    16. Seems everyone knows that Gaston Leroux wrote The Phantom of the Opera; even those who haven't heard the author's name recognizes the title of the book thanks to the growing popularity over the years, the constant stage presence, etc. Unfortunately Andrew Lloyd Weber didn't adapt Leroux's detective fiction into a musical so they're not as common.The first of his mysteries was this one published serially in 1907. Arthur Conan Doyle had Sherlock Holmes - Gaston Leroux had Joseph Rouletabille. Roul [...]

    17. I wanted to read this because it's one of the first locked-room mysteries: A woman was found attacked in her room, but the door was locked from the inside and there was no way for the attacker to escape. The investigation takes many twists and turns and the ending is difficult to guess. It was also interesting to see how other crime and mystery writers were influenced by Leroux's work.

    18. Eιναι ωραιο, δεν καταφερα να το λυσω δυστυχως.Σκεφτηκα ολα τα πιθανα κι απιθανα εκτος απο αυτο που επρεπε.Κραταει το ενδιαφερον αλλα ειναι και λιγο κουραστικο γιατι ειναι ολο αφηγησεις, λεπτομερειες και συμπερασματα.

    19. Gaston Leroux is of course best known as the author of Phantom of the Opera but he was actually quite prolific. He write quite a few mysteries, the most famous being The Mystery of the Yellow Room.This is the book that introduces his detective Rouletabille, and an interesting sleuth he is too. He is in fact a newspaper reporter rather than a detective as such but as a crime-solver he is second to none. The most interesting thing about him though is that he is just 18 years old. He’s a boy geni [...]

    20. I wanted to read this because I knew the book had influenced Agatha Christie. I now see why it influenced her--it was a more definite locked room mystery than, say, Poe's Murder in the Rue Morgue. Yet, I can also understand that when Christie said she started writing mysteries because she thought she could do a better job than many of the books she'd read--Yellow Room was likely one of the books she meant. I presume it was written originally as a serial novel, as so many were in the 19th century [...]

    21. Αγαπάω τις αστυνομικές ιστορίες που σε παρασύρουν τόσο ώστε αναλύεις το κάθε στοιχείο αποφασισμένος να ανακαλύψεις το δολοφόνο και να λύσεις το μυστήριο πριν από τον ντεντέκτιβ. Το ξέρεις ότι όλα τα στοιχεία που χρειάζεσαι είναι εκεί και διαμορφώνεις μια θεωρεία και τελι [...]

    22. There's nothing I like more than a good locked room mystery and this one fit the bill perfectly with a mysterious assassination attempt, intriguing clues and red herrings aplenty to keep the pages turning. The final reveal came as a complete surprise to me even though I had thought I'd worked it all out.Buddy read with Kim :-).

    23. De lo mejorcito del género, sin lugar a dudas, en la órbita de los mejores de Agatha Christie (se nota, y mucho, que Christie había leído a Leroux, pues le "copia" muchas cosas: el detectivo hiperdeductivo y con un comportamento algo excéntrico; el compañero que no se entera ni de la mitad -trasunto del lector-; la misma manera de alejar el lector de la solución correcta del misterio; la misma dosificación de la información, etc.). Como ocurre en la mayoría de estas novelas, la soluci [...]

    24. [3,5 estrelas]Recentemente impus a mim mesma o desafio de ler mais livros não anglófonos e com ambientações mais variadas a nível da época e da cultura em que a história tem lugar. Como sempre gostei de mistérios, quanto tomei conhecimento deste clássico do género, num estilo semelhante ao de Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle e Agatha Christie, fiquei logo com vontade de conhecer a obra do autor (mais conhecido pelo seu famoso Fantasma da Ópera).Relativamente ao crime/enigma, ac [...]

    25. This was recommended by a friend when I was looking for books written and set right before the Great War, so I went into it knowing nothing other than that it was written by the author of Phantom of the Opera (which I haven't read) and that it was a mystery published in 1908 and set in the 1890s. I'm no the hugest mystery reader, but I enjoy them, and this was certainly an interesting specimen.The mystery is of the locked room variety. The basic set up is as follows: A scientist and his attracti [...]

    26. There is something contrived about a locked room mystery. A crime has been committed, but it seems impossible as the criminal could not have escaped. And yet Mlle Stangerson lies bleeding and at the edge of death. Gaston Laroux, who is perhaps better known for The Phantom of the Opera, was a journalist who was well acquainted with criminal cases. In The Mystery Of The Yellow Room, his hero is an eighteen-year-old journalist who goes by the name of Joseph Rouletabille who inserts himself into the [...]

    27. Το μυστήριο του Κίτρινου Δωματίου είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο της κατηγορίας "Locked room mysteries" που διαβάζω και η αλήθεια είναι πως είχα μεγάλες προσδοκίες για αυτό, πόσο μάλλον όταν πρόκειται για έναν τόσο γνωστό συγγραφέα. Οι εντυπώσεις είναι ανάμικτες. Καλό μεν, αλλάΜου αρέσει ιδια [...]

    28. Unas las primeras historias de misterio del tipo "habitación cerrada", donde un crimen ocurre dentro de un cuarto aparentemene innaccesible. En general me resultó muy entretenida y amena la lectura, siempre me mantuvo enganchado queriendo saber la resolución.En este tipo de historias la resolución tiene un peso muy importante porque ahi es donde se ve la creatividad del autor para resolver este caso que parecía imposible. Como punto a favor se puede decir que el final es inesperado pero (al [...]

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