Barbara Roden (b. 1963) is a Canadian enthusiast of the ghost and mystery story who helped found the first Canadian Holmes society west of the Rocky Mountains, the Stormy Petrels of British Columbia, in 1987. With her husband, Christopher Roden, she is joint organizer of the Arthur Conan Doyle Society. They also operate the specialist ghost-story press Ash-Tree Press and the Calabash Press devoted to books about Sherlock Holmes. "The Adventure of the Suspect Servant" won a pastiche contest sponsored by the Bootmakers of Toronto in 1989 but is published here in a slightly revised form for the first time.