Thirteen short stories by one of the most famous writers in his day. Robert Barr was a British Canadian short story writer and novelist, born in Glasgow, Scotland. Most of his literary output was of the crime genre, then quite in vogue. A delightful compilation of short stories. I'm not sure I've ever read a book that gathers such a variety of genres. Barr included everything from the standard love story to a couple ghost stories.
This is a ghost story and a whodunit, and - having been written a long time ago - a charming period piece. There's no sex, no graphic violence, no profanity...just good writing, good manners, gentle humor, and many plot twists in a short novel, or novella.
A veritable potpourri of genres in these short stories; from the cynical to the sentimental to the humorous. These include an apocalyptic-ish science fiction story and a Sherlock Holmes spoof: one of the earliest: the author being both a contemporary and a friend of Conan Doyle.
A collection of short stories of the many and varied forms of revenge, some of them more inventive than others.