Unpublished Raymond Chandler Story Debuts in the Strand

Unpublished Raymond Chandler Story Debuts in the Strand (This weekend, an unpublished Raymond Chandler story debuts in the Strand. The short story is a searing indictment of the healthcare industry by one of the masters of the modern detective story. Here are some more details from Andrew Gulli, the managing editor of the Strand.) ODDLY, […]

Top 12 Mystery Novels of 2017

We compiled a list of the top 12 mystery novels of 2017 and here’s what we came up! Some are set on foreign shores, a few are domestic, some thrillers add a spark, and historical also gets in the mix. The one thing in common is that these are 12 storytellers at the top of […]

Q&A with Joan Hess and Barbara Rosenblat

Q&A with Joan Hess and Barbara Rosenblat   At long last The Painted Queen, the twentieth and final novel in the beloved Amelia Peabody series, will be published on July 25th, 2017.  The Painted Queen was begun by author and Egyptologist Barbara Mertz (writing under the pen name Elizabeth Peters) before her death in 2013, […]

J.A. Jance Interviewed

J.A. Jance Interviewed Proof Of Life by J. A. Jance brings back retired detective J. P. Beaumont. The difference between these novels and the other series Jance writes is that these blend sarcastic humor within the mystery. Now retired Beaumont (Beau) searches for something to keep him busy. But thanks to his longtime nemesis, Seattle […]

Tana French and Heather Young win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel and the Legendary Clive Cussler Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award

Tana French and Heather Young win Strand Critics Awards for Best Novel and Best Debut Novel and the Legendary Clive Cussler Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award On Wednesday, July 12, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Tana French won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for The Trespasser (Viking Penguin). Heather Young won […]

The Best Novel Nominees React and Appreciation of Cussler

The Best Novel Nominees React and An Appreciation of Cussler

The Best Novel Nominees React and An Appreciation of Cussler Reviewers from some of the nation’s top newspapers and magazines—including the  NPR, TIME magazine, Boston Globe and the Washington Post—chose this year’s lineup of nominees for The Strand Critics Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and to Clive Cussler for receiving The Strand Magazine’s Lifetime […]

The Best Debut Novelists on The Strand Critics Awards...

The Best Debut Novelists on The Strand Critics Awards…

The Best Debut Novelists on The Strand Critics Awards… (The nominees for Best Debut Novel shared their reactions after receiving news of their nominations.)   A Deadly Affection By Cuyler Overholt  (Sourcebooks Landmark) “Launching your first book into the world is a little like putting your baby in a basket and sending it downstream. You […]

In Conversation: Olen Steinhauer and Mark Mills

In Conversation: Olen Steinhauer and Mark Mills

In Conversation: Olen Steinhauer and Mark Mills   OS: Where Dead Men Meet is a thrilling ride through Europe on the cusp of World War Two, and as I was reading, it struck me that you’ve regularly returned to the first half of the twentieth century in your books, portraying it always in a wonderfully authentic way. […]

Nominees For 2016 Strand Critics Awards and Clive Cussler Receives The Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Connelly, Tana French, and Fiona Barton headline the nominees for the Strand Critics Awards and Clive Cussler receives the Lifetime Achievement Award Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists from news venues such as The Associated Press, NPR, TIME, […]

Ten Funny Moments from Mysteries, Novels, and Much More

Ten Funny Moments from Mysteries, Novels, and Much More

Ten Funny Moments from Mysteries, Novels, and Much More On paper, the idea of a brutal murder or two doesn’t exactly sound like a laugh riot. But there’s a Joss Whedon quote that gets thrown around the Internet a lot these days: “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the […]

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer

Interview with Donald Sturrock: The Authorized Roald Dahl Biographer Part I (I spoke to Donald Sturrock, who penned Storyteller, which has been lauded by critics as the definitive biography of Roald Dahl. Though Dahl is most famous for his books for children, he wrote several short stories which have earned comparisons to Maugham, Saki, O’Henry […]