(1850-1912) Scottish-born writer, raised in Canada, in the UK from 1881; of his 40 or more titles, some are sf and some are fantasy or Supernatural Fiction, like From Whose Bourne (1893), a Posthumous Fantasy in which a man "awakens" to find himself dead, and persuades a likewise deceased detective to solve his murder and thereby clear his wife of the crime. There are similar Afterlife rectifications in "The Vengeance of the Dead", which appears in Revenge! (coll 1896). [JC]
other works: In a Steamer Chair and Other Shipboard Stories (coll 1892); The Justification of Andrew Lebrun (1894); The Adventures of Sherlaw Kombs (1892; 1979 chap).