The Mystery of the Yellow Room | Gaston Leroux

How could a crime take place in a locked room which shows no sign of being entered? It's the Mystery of the Yellow Room. 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.

Mademoiselle Stangerson retires to bed in the Mystery of 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?