Arthur John Rees (1872-1942), was an Australian writer born in Melbourne. He is best remembered for his mystery and detective novels and short stories. Although he was a prolific writer and his works were enjoyed widely in Australia and England, his biography is obscured. He most likely traveled to Europe in his early twenties and lived in England for some time. Many of his novels are set in English locations. His other books include The Moon Rock, The Shrieking Pit, and The Merry Marauders.