Leroux (Gaston) The Mystery of the Yellow Room


London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, [1926].

?Third UK edition. 8vo. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt. Dust-jacket, priced 2/6.

The Mystery of the Yellow Room is a mystery novel which blends elements of detective fiction with a touch of Gothic atmosphere. One of the first locked-room mystery novels, it was first published serially in France in the periodical L’Illustration from September 1907 to November 1907, then in its own right in 1908, with the first UK edition published by Arnold in 1909. Early jacketed editions such as this are distinctly uncommon.

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