A Conversation with Mark Dawson, author of The Cleaner

A Conversation with Mark Dawson, author of The Cleaner   Who is John Milton? What is his role in MI5? John Milton is a government assassin who has killed more than 100 people and has increasingly struggled with his conscience. After the assassination of two Iraqi scientists is witnessed by a child (and knowing that […]

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Three Sherlockian Poems

Three new selections from our ongoing series of Sherlockian Poems: A Rare Friendship, The Dark Valley of Fear, and Breakfast at 221B Baker Street. A RARE FRIENDSHIP To the Memory of Arthur Conan Doyle   All this was a long time ago. They lived together, day and night,   in heat and winter, as if […]

Top Twelve Mystery Novels of 2020

2020 was a year to forget, but thanks to these twelve highly talented authors, we had wonderful novels that helped us escape the real life problems and suffering around us. Here are the Top Twelve Mystery Novels of 2020 in no particular order. The Finisher by Peter Lovesey (SOHO Press) It’s hard to believe that Peter Lovesey […]

Final Report on the Strand Critics Awards…

Final Report on the Strand Critics Awards… (Anthony Horowitz, Angie Kim, Tess Gerritsen, Walter Mosley, and Bronwen Hruska took home the top awards via a virtual ceremony held on Friday, September 4.) The Best Novel Award went to Anthony Horowitz for The Sentence is Death, while Angie Kim took home the Best Debut Novel Award […]

Authors Attica Locke, Alex Michaelides, Don Winslow, Angie Kim, and Laura Lippman headline this year’s nominees for the Strand Critics Awards…

The Strand Magazine announces nominations for the 2020 Strand Critics Awards: Authors Attica Locke, Alex Michaelides, Don Winslow, Angie Kim, and Laura Lippman headline this year’s nominees for the Strand Critics Awards. Walter Mosley and Tess Gerritsen will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. Bronwen Hruska of Soho Press will receive the Publisher of the Year Award. […]

Interview with Jeanne Stanton

Interview with Jeanne Stanton   TSM: When did you first decide to be a writer? JS: Writing is something I’ve done since childhood. I had a poem published in Scholastic magazine when I was in eighth grade and in college I wrote poetry and stories and contributed to the campus literary magazine. I became a […]

An Exclusive with Christina McDonald

An Exclusive with Christina McDonald Christina McDonald is a USA Today bestselling author. The Night Olivia Fell (Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books) has been optioned for television by a major Hollywood studio and her second book, Behind Every Lie, is available now. Her writing has been featured in The Sunday Times, Dublin, USAToday.com, and Expedia. Originally […]

Dr. Phibes Rises Again: An Exclusive with William Goldstein

Dr. Phibes Rises Again: An Exclusive with William Goldstein 1.      How has Phibes changed with time? Dr. Phibes has expanded into two Dr. Phibes Book Series and evolved from his 19th Century (and still Victorian) London Town into an AI-driven 21st Century Gotham. In our brand new Dr. Phibes book and series; “DR. PHIBES THE […]

Interview with Lawrence H. Levy: “I’m at an age where the money isn’t as important as telling my story the right way.”

Interview with Lawrence H. Levy: “I’m at an age where the money isn’t as important as telling my story the right way.”   AFG: How did the whole entertainment industry work start for you? LL: I started out wanting to be an actor, and after college I studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse with Sanford Meisner […]

The Top Twelve Mystery Novels of 2019

The Top Twelve Mystery Novels of 2019 The Whisper Man by Alex North (Celadon Books) We seem to be inundated with domestic suspense novels these days—I guess we have to blame Gone Girl for that (depending on your tastes). In this imaginative departure a crucial question is asked. Have you ever been away from home […]

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 […]