The Enigma of Room 622

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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.63 pounds

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About the Author

JOEL DICKER was born in Geneva in 1985, where he later studied Law. His first novel was awarded the Prix des Ecrivains Genevois. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (La Verite sur l'Affaire Harry Quebert) was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Française and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens.

SAM TAYLOR is a novelist and journalist who has lived in France for more than a decade. His first literary translation was Laurence Binet's HHhH, which was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

Robert Bononno is a freelance translator who lives in New York.


"How is the latest Joël Dicker? ...Tension crackles on every page. Melodrama veers to suspense ... [Dicker] has mastered the genre. -- Le Figaro

Praise for previous title: Joël Dicker is a bright ... star of suspense. -- Lisa Gardner

Praise for previous title: Unimpeachably perfect.... It's [Dicker's] light touch and engaging voice that make [his] writing so infectious. -- The New York Times Book Review

[Dicker] stages his drama as masquerade and, at curtain call, finally takes off the mask. In a novel where the clues are interwoven with such precision, Dicker's true loyalties are pronounced loud and clear: paternal love..., writing, his mentor Bernard, ... Albert Cohen, Tolstoy, and García Márquez, and attachment to his city, Geneva. -- La Tribune de Genève

In short... [The Enigma of Room 622 is] a simmering concoction that even Agatha Christie would find irresistible, ...[taking the reader] along for a dizzying ride. -- Le Parisien

With The Enigma of Room 622, Dicker's strengths as a storyteller resurface once again ... we are caught in a fascinating assembly of clues -constructing and reconstructing scenes during which the characters disappear into an elaborate game of charades. -- Le Journal du Dimanche

Even if means writing another page-turner, Jöel Dicker gives us his all, having as much fun playing with conventions as ever, and, in turn, elevating the detective novel to new heights -- Le Soir

One of the most widely read Francophone authors in the world... [Dicker] knows how to captivate readers ... twist and turns ... meticulous investigations, he jumps back and forth in time, all the better to lose us yet drive us impatient for the final denouement. Pure reading pleasure. -- Lire