The Strand Magazine’s Top Mysteries of 2021

  Sleep Well, My Lady by Kwei Quartey (Soho Crime)  The Whispering Dead by Darcy Coates (Black Owl Books) The Wayward Spy by Susan Ouellette (CamCat Books) Her Perfect Life by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books) The Maidens by Alex Michaelides (Celadon Books) The Lost Girl by Alan Jacobson (Suspense Publishing) 56 Days by Catherine […]

Exclusive Interview With Leslie Klinger

The Strand Magazine is a huge fan of Leslie Klinger, in this exclusive interview we got the opportunity to speak to one of the most notable authorities of the Sherlock Holmes novels. An expert of classic genre fiction, Leslie Klinger tells us all about his start in the world of the crime genre and his […]

JOHN BANVILLE AND ALYSSA COLE BAG THE TOP PRIZES ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, STEPHEN KING, JOSH STANTON AND JOYCE CAROL OATES HONORED

JOHN BANVILLE AND ALYSSA COLE BAG THE TOP PRIZES ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, STEPHEN KING, JOSH STANTON AND JOYCE CAROL OATES HONORED   The Best Novel Award went to John Banville for Snow, while Alyssa Cole took home the Best Debut Mystery Novel Award for When No One Is Watching.   John Banville, who has written several thrillers under […]

Exclusive with Alexandrea Weis

Exclusive with Alexandrea Weis (We at the Strand are huge fans of Alexandrea Weis. Her novels are riveting thrill-rides, the action never stops, and they can best be described as those books which makes you miss your train stop or forget that you’ve been immersed in her novel  for hours. We caught up with Alexandrea […]

Authors Stephen King, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alyssa Cole, Lisa Unger, and Ian Rankin headline this year’s Critics Award nominees and honorees

Authors Stephen King, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alyssa Cole, Lisa Unger, and Ian Rankin headline this year’s Critics Award nominees and honorees… Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction and publishing, the 2021 Strand Critics Awards are judged by a select group of book critics and journalists. This year’s judges include talent from […]

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 […]

What's Your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Story?

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 […]