“The Big Bow Mystery” is an 1892 mystery novel by British writer Israel Zangwill. Originally serialised in 1891 “The Star newspaper”, it was first published as a novel in 1892. The story is set in the East End of London and is one of the first examples of the Locked-room mystery genre. A thrilling page-turner not to be missed by lovers of classic mystery fiction. Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) was a British author. He was a leading figure in cultural Zionism during the 19th century, as well as close friend of Theodor Herzl. In later life, he renounced the seeking of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Other notable works by this author include: “Dreamers of the Ghetto” (1898), “Ghetto Tragedies” (1899), and “Ghetto Comedies” (1907). This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “English Humourists of To-Day” by J. A. Hammerton.