Author:Robert Barr

Robert Barr
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). Pen names: Cottrel Hoe
Robert Barr


Lord Stranleigh seriesEdit

Short stories and collectionsEdit

  • In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories (1892)
    • In a Steamer Chair — Mrs. Tremain — Share and Share Alike — An International Row — A Ladies' Man — A Story for the Reformation of Poker Players — The Man Who was not on the Passenger List — The Terrible Experience of Plodkins — A Case of Fever — How the Captain Got His Steamer Out — My Stowaway — The Purser's Story — Miss McMillan
  • 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
  • Revenge! (1896)
    • An Alpine Divorce — Which Was the Murderer? — A Dynamite Explosion — An Electrical Slip — The Vengeance of the Dead — Over the Stelvio Pass — The Hour and the Man — "And the Rigour of the Game" — The Bromley Gibberts Story — Not According to the Code — A Modern Samson — A Deal on 'Change — Transformation — The Shadow of the Greenback — The Understudy — "Out of Thun" — A Dramatic Point — Two Florentine Balconies — The Exposure of Lord Stansford — Purification

Short works from magazinesEdit


Included in In a Steamer Chair (1894)

  • "My Stowaway" (1893 Short Stories)
  • "Not on the Passenger List" (1892 Short Stories)

Included in The Face and the Mask, (1894)

  • "Death Cometh Soon or Late" (1892 Short Stories)
  • "The Fear of It" (1893 Idler)
  • "The Reclamation of Joe Hollends" (1893 Idler)
  • "The Type-written Letter" (1894 Short Stories)

Included in Revenge! (1896)

  1. "An Alpine Divorce" (Oct 1893)
  2. "A Modern Samson" (Nov 1893)
  3. "Which Was the Murderer?" (Dec 1893)
  4. "A Dynamite Explosion" (Mar 1894)
  5. "An Electrical Slip" (Apr 1894)
  6. "The Vengeance of the Dead" (May 1894)
  7. "The Driver With His Back to the Horses" (Jul 1894)
  8. "The Hour and the Man" (Aug 1894)
  • "A Dramatic Point" (1896, Pearson's) (ss)
  • "The Shadow of the Greenback" (1896, Pearson's) (ss)
  • "The Understudy" (1895, Strand) (ss)

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, 1926 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.