Gaston Leroux (6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927)
French journalist and author of detective fiction.
In the English-speaking world, he is best known for writing the novel The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, 1910), which has been made into several film and stage productions of the same name, notably the 1925 film starring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical. His novel The Mystery of the Yellow Room is also one of the most famous locked-room mysteries ever. (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: Cover of The Mystery of the Yellow Room. Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph Rouletabille Reporter. By Gaston Leroux. Illustrated with scenes from the Photoplay produced by Realart Pictures Corporation. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1908.