One of the Classic Haycraft Keystone Mystery Library Selections! And one of Ellery Queen's selections for the 100 most important mystery-detective books of all time.
Mike Grost, writing on The Golden Age of Detection, hails this gaslight-era collection of mystery puzzlers as "Recommended... [Barr's] tales tend toward sophisticated wit, paradox, elegant conversations, clever repartee, and ingenious, off trail situations, well constructed plots, full of twists and turns ... they will probably be enjoyed by most mystery fans."
"Obviously comparable to Holmes but much closer to a fallible Poirot. Entertaining because of his failings, Valmont becomes human. Enjoyable." —Amazon customer review