PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Cover illustration: Lise Weisgerber
"Leroux's biggest hit in his lifetime was this ingenious 1908 detective story. The victim is the daughter of a scientist working on the dissociation of matter, she's left for dead in a room locked from the inside, and a Holmesian investigative journalist named Rouletabille steps in to find the rational solution. Leroux's style is appropriately sensational, his plot convoluted and for the aficionados of the genre it makes an enjoyable intricate puzzle."
Scotland on Sunday
A masterpiece of Edwardian detective fiction which still baffles the reader.