The Enigma of Room 622

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5.34 X 8.1 X 1.12 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author
Joël Dicker is an author whose novels have been translated into over forty languages and sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. His first novel was awarded the Prix des Ecrivains Genevois. The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt and won the Grand Prix du Roman de l'Academie Française and the Prix Goncourt des Lyceens. He was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1985, and later studied Law.
Robert Bononno is a freelance translator who lives in New York.

"Joël Dicker's innovative page-turner ... weds the allure of a jigsaw puzzle with the split-second timing of an Agatha Christie mystery.... [The Enigma of Room 622 is an] exhilarating tour de force" -- Wall Street Journal

"This astonishingly smart, emotionally satisfying, and strangely intimate novel is not to be missed." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A tale of romance, masterful duplicity, and... [a] cleverly jigsawed plot, [The Enigma of Room 622 is both]... homage to Agatha Christie, and ... a touching farewell to Dicker's late publisher." -- Booklist

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

"A new meta-mystery from the Swiss author unfolds with uncanny precision and evolves from a hotel whodunnit into something more nebulous. The elegant surroundings bring to mind classic mysteries, with notes of subversion peppered throughout." -- CrimeReads

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