The Big bow mystery is a crime novel written in 1892 by the writer Israel Zangwill, otherwise famous for his humorous works and his political engagement towards the cause of Zionism. Considered to be the first “locked-room mystery”, written several years before Le mystère de la chambre jaune by Gaston Leroux, it is also one of the best known English crime classics. A great novel full of ingenuity and humour, social satire, it is a must-read !