Robert Barr (1849 - 1912) was a Scottish-Canadian-English novelist and short story author who also published under the pen name Luke Smart. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1853 when he was four years old.
In 1881, Barr relocated to London where he embarked on his most prolific stint of writing, publishing a work a year throughout the 1890s. His favorite genre was crime. We feature his work in our collection of Mystery Stories.