Robert Barr was born in Scotland but when he was four his family moved to Canada. Barr's works are often based on his own experience and reveal his personality: straightforward and even cruel at first sight but very kind when you take a serious look. Melville Hardlock stood in the center of the room and looked at the body of his friend who laid at the floor in a helpless-looking attitude. He was thinking about the subject of murder. It was so easy to kill, he felt no pride in having been able to accomplish that much. But there wasn’t anyone who could escape the consequences of his crime. It required an acute brain to plan after events so that shrewd detectives would be baffled. Why did he think so? What happened next? Read the book to find out!