Author:Robert Barr

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Robert Barr
(1849–1912)
Robert Barr (September 16, 1849 – October 21, 1912) was a British-Canadian short story writer and novelist, born at Glasgow, Scotland. Most of his works were in the Crime genre. These include two Sherlock Holmes spoofs: The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs (1892), and The Adventure of the Second Swag (1904).
Robert Barr

Works[edit]

Lord Stranleigh series[edit]

Short stories and collections[edit]

  • In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories (1892)
  • The Face and the Mask (1894) Illustrated by Albert Hencke No scan
    • The Woman of Stone — The Chemistry of Anarchy — The Fear of It — The Metamorphoses of Johnson — The Reclamation of Joe Hollends — The Type-Written Letter — The Doom of London — The Predicament of De Plonville — A New Explosive — The Great Pegram Mystery — Death Cometh Soon Or Late — High Stakes — "Where Ignorance Is Bliss" — The Departure of Cub Mclean — Old Number Eighty-Six — Playing with Marked Cards — The Bruiser's Courtship — The Raid on Mellish — Striking Back — Crandall's Choice — The Failure of Bradley — Ringamy's Convert — A Slippery Customer — The Sixth Bench

Short works from magazines[edit]

Non-fiction

Included in In a Steamer Chair (1894)

  • "My Stowaway" (1893 Short Stories) ss (from In a Steamer Chair)
  • "Not on the Passenger List" (1892 Short Stories) ss (from In a Steamer Chair)

Included in The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont (1906)

  • "The Absent-Minded Coterie" (1905-06, Windsor)
  • "Lady Alicia's Diamonds" (1905-06, Windsor)


Robert Barr was also the founder and co-editor (with Jerome K. Jerome) of The Idler, an illustrated monthly magazine whose contributors included some of the best authors and illustrators of that time.

Works by this author published before January 1, 1925 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.