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?...Continua
A good example of a "closed chamber" mystery. So delightful fin-de-siecle, even if written well beyond 1900..
Quite funny and captivating, it gives a clever solution to the mystery of the closed door. And is the first one to show the journalist/detective Joseph Rouletabille ("roll your ball")