The Mystery of the Yellow Room

The Mystery of the Yellow Room

The Mystery of the Yellow Room was one of the first locked-room mysteries, published serially in France as Le mystère de la chambre jaune in L'Illustration from September 1907 to November 1907, and as a novel in 1908. Leroux's mysteries rival the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We feature it on our collection of Mystery Stories.

Table of Contents

In Which We Begin Not to Understand

In Which Joseph Rouletabille Appears for the First Time

"A Man Has Passed Like a Shadow Through the Blinds"

"In the Bosom of Wild Nature"

In Which Joseph Rouletabille Makes a Remark...

In the Heart of the Oak Grove

In Which Rouletabille Sets Out on an Expedition Under the Bed

The Examining Magistrate Questions Mademoiselle Stangerson

Reporter and Detective

"We Shall Have to Eat Red Meat—Now"

In Which Frederic Larsan Explains...

Frederic Larsan's Cane

"The Presbytery Has Lost Nothing of Its Charm, Nor the Garden Its Brightness"

"I Expect the Assassin This Evening"

The Trap

Strange Phenomenon of the Dissociation of Matter

The Inexplicable Gallery

Rouletabille Has Drawn a Circle Between the Two Bumps on His Forehead

Rouletabille Invites Me to Breakfast at the Donjon Inn

An Act of Mademoiselle Stangerson

On the Watch

The Incredible Body

The Double Scent

Rouletabille Knows the Two Halves of the Murderer

Rouletabille Goes on a Journey

In Which Joseph Rouletabille Is Awaited with Impatience

In Which Joseph Rouletabille Appears in All His Glory

In Which It Is Proved That One Does Not Always Think of Everything

The Mystery of Mademoiselle Stangerson

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