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? […]

BOOK OF THE WEEK: The Chalk Man By C.J. Tudor

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE CHALK MAN By C.J. Tudor New York: Crown, 2018. $27.00 C.J. Tudor is something of a Renaissance woman. Before circumstances enabled her to write full-time, she dabbled in professions that included copywriter, television host, voice-over artist, and professional dog walker. Despite whatever creative inspirations may have come from those jobs, […]

The Nominees for the 2018 Strand Critics Awards

The Nominees for the 2018 Strand Critics Awards Michael Connelly, Anthony Horowitz, and Attica Locke headline the nominees for the Strand Critics Awards, and J.A. Jance and Lovejoy author Jonathan Gash receive Lifetime Achievement Awards and Tom Doherty receives the Publisher of the Year Award… Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction and publishing, […]

25 of the best mystery novels of 2017

The Strand Magazine’s Top 25 Books of 2017

The Strand Magazine’s Top 25 Books of 2017 These are the Strand Magazine’s pick for the Top 25 Books of 2017, amongst many others. 1. The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry (Crown) 2. Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis (Sourcebooks Landmark) 3. Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith (Forge Books) 4. Where Dead Men Meet […]

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, […]