The Strand Magazine publishes in-depth and
exclusive interviews with some of today's most renowned
writers, actors, and producers. We have recently
featured interviews with Sir Peter Ustinov, Anne Perry,
Elizabeth George, Colin Dexter, Mary Higgins Clark, Dick
Francis, Sue Grafton, Elmore Leonard,
Tony Hillerman, Sir John Gielgud, Michael Bond, and
The bestselling Wyoming author shares his tips on how to
write a bestselling novel and gives us the scoop on his
journey to becoming a top thriller author.
The bestselling author of L.A. Requiem
a glimpse into the creative process behind his wonderful
- The late writer and racing jockey
shared his experiences and over an hour and a half was a
- The bestselling author and former
prosecutor, spoke about her latest novels and her
career in law.
- The creator of Inspector Morse spoke
to Andrew Gulli about the inspiration behind his
characters, the writing process, and the city of Oxford
(the location for most of his books).
- Perhaps one of the feistiest
interview subjects--Spillane gave this entertaining
interview just a few months before he passed away.
- While in Leonard's office, the
legendary writer mapped out his work technique and of
course gave some much needed advice to aspiring writers,
"cut out the parts which readers skip."
- The award winning creator of Dalziel
and Pascoe shared the lessons he's learned after over
thirty years of writing some of the best British
Robert B. Parker
- The late but never to be
forgotten Parker was a wisecracking interview subject,
but beneath that steely exterior you could see the vast
warmth and intellect that Parker possesed.
Alexander McCall Smith
- If there was ever a writer
whose books matched his warmth and generosity, it's
Alexander McCall Smith. The bestselling author of the
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency spoke about his
experiences in Africa, Law, books, and his incredible
- The bestselling author of the Alphabet
series of books, spoke about her characters, working as
a screenplay writer, and of course gave some tips on
finding a good hamburger in California.
- During the hour long interview,
virtually gave a writing clinic which would not only
interest aspiring writers but readers as well.
- A sincere, and frank interview
subject, Jeffery Deaver is universally acknowledged as
one of the greatest living thriller writers, his words
of wisdom about writing, educational system, and the
creative process made this one of the best interviews
ever published in the Strand.
- The creator of the phenomenally
successful Goosebumps is also a huge mystery thriller
fan with excellent forays in to the adult mystery genre.
- The acclaimed thriller author
spoke about an episode in his life that's almost as
strange as a plot in one of his books.
- The author of mass market
thrillers, who has elevated the genre and written
several "thinking men's" books shared his knowledge
about the craft of writing, reading, and his struggles
as a writer before achieving enormous success.
- The creator of Harry Bosch, spoke
about his decision to become a crime writer, his life as
a journalist, and the writers such as Hammett and
Chandler who provided the inspiration to him when he was
- One of the grand dames of the mystery novel shares her
thoughts about mystery writing, life, and her
illustrious career in this exclusive
- The well known star of Mike Hammer spoke to
the managing editor of the Strand Andrew Gulli about his
long and illustrious career as an actor.Anne
- If there is a mystery writer today who can
pick up where John Dickson-Carr, Dorothy Sayers, G.K.
Chesterton, and Arthur Conan Doyle left off, it would
certainly be Anne Perry. Her books have sold more than
ten million copies worldwide, earning her a reputation
as one of the most popular writers today.David
- is known to millions of people around the
world for his superb portrayal of Agatha Christie's
Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in London Weekly
Television's series Poirot, which lasted for six
years-from 1988 to 1994. After a five year hiatus Mr.
Suchet has reprised the role of Hercule Poirot in two
new films by A&E. Michael Bond
- Since 1983 mystery fans have enjoyed Michael Bond's
series of detective comedies featuring retired Surete
member Monsieur Aristide Pamplemousse and his dog Pommes
Frites. The Monsieur Pamplemousse novels are a unique
blend of comedy and mystery just what you'd expect from
the creator of the very unique Paddington Bear. Mr. Bond
spoke to Andrew Gulli about his early writing career,
the inspiration behind his two most famous characters,
and the state of writing in general.Sir Peter
- is a man of many talents. He has used his
talents as an actor, playwright, director, producer,
writer, and set designer to entertain and enlighten
audiences the world over. He remains an eloquent and
tireless voice for world peace and understanding between
nations. For the past 31 years he has served as
ambassador-at-large for UNICEF. Christopher Lee
In a career spanning
over four decades, Christopher Lee has
audiences in a wide variety of roles, portraying
characters that range from the diabolical and sinister
to the wise and elderly, justly earning a reputation as
one of the world's most versatile actorsPeter Lovesey
- is widely regarded
around the world as one of the most skilled
practitioners of both the historical and the
contemporary crime novel. His long list of award-winning
novels and short stories, whether set in Victorian or
contemporary times, capture their respective periods
evocatively through Lovesey's canny ear for dialogue and
seamless interweaving of plot and atmosphere.
- The esteemed and versatile actor shared his
thoughts with us about his career, his writing, and his
- The Strand magazine has an exclusive
interview with original Carolyn Keene, the original
author of the Nancy Drew series.Joss
- One of England finest stage and character
actors spoke to about his long career and his various
dark and villainous roles, from films such as Lethal
Weapon to Raymond Chandler's "House on Turk
- The creator of Rumpole of the Bailey
spoke to us about Rumpole, his legal career, his plays,
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