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Robert Barr

Scotland (1850 - 1912)

aka Luke Sharp

Robert Barr, a teacher, journalist, editor and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland and educated in Canada. In 1876 he became a member of the staff of the Detroit Free Press, in which his contributions appeared under the signature "Luke Sharp." In 1881 he removed to London, to establish the weekly English edition of the Free Press, and in 1892 he joined Jerome K Jerome in founding the Idler magazine, from whose co-editorship he retired in 1895. He was a prolific author, producing many popular novels of the day.

Genres: Mystery
Anthologies containing stories by Robert Barr
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Short stories
The Hour and the Man
Not According to the Code
The Doom of London (1892)
Purification (1896)
The Vengeance of the Dead (1896)
The Absent-Minded Coterie [short story] (1906)
Lord Chizelrigg's Missing Fortune [short story] (1906)