DVD Review: Veronica Mars: The Complete Fourth Season (2019) [or, The Complete First Season (Revival), depending on who you ask.]

DVD Review: Veronica Mars: The Complete Fourth Season (2019) [or, The Complete First Season (Revival), depending on who you ask.] Veronica Mars is one of the latest beloved series to be revived, and not for the first time.  When the show premiered in 2004, it soon earned critical raves and vociferous fans, but the show never […]

Interview with John Grisham

  Interview with John Grisham For the last thirty years, the term legal thriller has been synonymous with John Grisham. Credited with single-handedly popularizing the genre, he has inspired scores of other authors and, in the process, has become both a commercial and critical success. With more than forty books to his name, more than […]

Final Report on the Big New York Publishing Bash

Final Report on the Big New York Publishing Bash It was and balmy night in New York City, but that’d didn’t deter an all-star gang of authors, agents, publishers, and publicists from joining the revelry and honoring three legends. The best novel honors went to Kate Atkinson and Laura Lippman, they shared the Strand Critics […]

And the Nominees Are… The Nominees for the 2019 Strand Critics Awards

And the Nominees Are… The Nominees for the 2019 Strand Critics Awards Michael Connelly, Tana French, and Laura Lippman headline the nominees for the Strand Critics Awards while Heather Graham and Donna Leon receive Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks receives the Publisher of the Year Award. Recognizing excellence in the field of […]

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The Strand Magazine Giveaway

The Strand Magazine is hosting a giveaway! Want to celebrate the holidays with the Strand Magazine? Then get ready for The Strand Magazine Giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win a coffee mug featuring all of your favorite authors! We’re celebrating 20 years of The Strand Magazine, and we want to share this anniversary […]

20 Years of The Strand Magazine

20 Years of The Strand Magazine When the first issue of The Strand was released in fall of 1998, none of us had any idea we would still be doing this twenty years later. As with any new venture, nothing had prepared me or the team I’d assembled for the difficulties we encountered in getting […]

The Top Twenty Novels of 2018

Must Read Books in 2018   The Library Book by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster) (An unlikely book to make it to the top of the list, but Orlean delivers a book so vivid in atmosphere with a detailed plot that will appeal not only to those of us who love books, which makes it a […]

Ivy Pochoda and Sheena Kamal win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel, and J.A. Jance and Jonathan Gash are awarded lifetime Achievement Awards and the first Publisher of the Year Award goes to Tom Doherty…

Ivy Pochoda and Sheena Kamal win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel, and J.A. Jance and Jonathan Gash are awarded lifetime Achievement Awards and the first Publisher of the Year Award goes to Tom Doherty…

Ivy Pochoda and Sheena Kamal win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel, and J.A. Jance and Jonathan Gash are awarded lifetime Achievement Awards and the first Publisher of the Year Award goes to Tom Doherty… On Wednesday, July 11, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Ivy Pochoda won the Strand […]

AudioFile Magazine’s Picks of the Best New Audiobooks for Summer Listening

AudioFile Magazine’s Picks for the Summer’s Best New Audiobooks

AudioFile Magazine’s Summer Audiobook Picks AudioFile Magazine’s Picks of the Best New Audiobooks for Summer Listening   Want a beach listen?  Or something suspenseful enough to make you hide under the covers?  (Of course, that means you have to stay under wraps because the bogeyman is definitely out there.)  Here are our picks for five […]

Exclusive Interview with Wilbur Smith

An Exclusive Interview with Wilbur Smith

An Exclusive Interview with Wilbur Smith Wilbur Smith is an acclaimed South African author who writes historical fiction about South Africa and its relations with the rest of the world. Your books have sold a collective 130 million copies worldwide. What is the secret to writing a book that readers from any culture can enjoy? […]