Item description for The Secret of the Night (Dodo Press) by Gaston Leroux...
Large format paper back for easy reading. Lesser known detective thriller from the 'French Conan Doyle' and author of Phantom of the Opera
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2005
Publisher Dodo Press
ISBN 1905432429 ISBN13 9781905432424
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More About Gaston Leroux
Gaston Leroux, French journalist and writer of suspense fiction, was born in Paris in 1868. His experiences as a crime reporter and war correspondent for a French newspaper gave him the background to create his popular novels. He was one of the originators of the detective story, and his young fictional detective, Joseph Rouletabile, was the forerunner of many reporter-detective characters in modern fiction. Two of Leroux s best-known mysteries are "The Perfume of the Lady in Black "and "The Mystery of the Yellow Room, " which is considered one of the finest locked room mysteries ever written. A second series of suspense adventures featured an old rascal named Cheri-Bibi. But Leroux s most enduring work is, of course, The Phantom of the Opera, which was first published in 1910. Leroux died in Nice, France, in 1927."
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Secret of the Night (Dodo Press)?
Finally, a clean, attractive edition. Sep 22, 2007
The Secret of the Night, the third in Gaston Leroux's mysteries featuring the memorable reporter and amateur sleuth Joseph Rouletabille, is a marvelous read; however, until now, until I purchased this edition published by Aegypan, I couldn't find a decent version, as the copies I'd come across were seemingly pulled straight from the free-text available on the internet, and were, therefore, chock-full of mistakes.
In many quarters this story isn't as highly-rated as its literary siblings, The Mystery of the Yellow Room, which is generally considered the first and the finest of the "locked-room" mysteries, and its sequel, The Perfume of the Lady in Black; but, in my opinion, The Secret of the Night is so much more than merely a worthy follow-up to its noted predecessors, it is in every way their equal.
Like most of Boris Akunin's best-selling mysteries featuring Erast Fandorin, The Secret of the Night takes place in Tsarist Russia and includes plenty of interesting and intricate plot twists and action, enough to hook even the most jaded of readers. And in the person of the amazing Joseph Rouletabille, The Secret of the Night can boast of a detective every bit as admirable and perspicacious.
Boris Akunin's inventive modern-day mysteries are extremely popular and rightly so (truth is, I read them just as fast they come to market!); but Gaston Leroux wrote his first, long ago, and just as well! Check them out for yourself and you'll see...
The Mystery Of The Yellow Room: Extraordinary Adventures Of Joseph Rouletabille, Reporter
The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Sequel to Mystery of the Yellow Room)
Secret Of The Night Jun 26, 2000
Though not one of Leroux's best works, 'The Secret Of The Night,' is a stunning novel. I myself own one of the rare copies of 'Secret' as well as 'Myster of the Yellow Room,' and hopefully someday, 'Phantom.' In the book Leroux focuses upon a detective in Russia partly resembleing Inspector DuPon (Poe) and Sherlock Holmes (Conan Doyal). A 4 star book.