Interview with Chelsea Cain

Interview with Chelsea Cain

Interview with Chelsea Cain TSM: Tell us about One Kick.CC: One Kick is the first book in my new Kick Lannigan thriller series.  Kick was abducted when she was six and rescued five years later.  Now she is twenty-one, infamous because of the case and in possession of a unique skill set.  Her abductor taught […]

Story Trumps Structure

Story Trumps Structure

Story Trumps Structure Twelve years ago, I had an idea for a series of mysteries featuring a one-armed detective. At that time, I attended a seminar by a well-known novelist who taught us to outline our fiction carefully and meticulously and then stick to the outline as we crafted our stories. In some cases, he […]

Interview with Joyce Carol Oates

Interview with Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde (a finalist for the National Book Award and […]

Interview with Daniel Levine

Interview with Daniel Levine DANIEL LEVINE studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Brown University and received his MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Florida. He has taught composition and creative writing at high schools and universities, including the University of Florida, Montclair State University, and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Originally from […]

Nominees for the Critics Awards Announced

Nominees for the Critics Awards Announced The Strand Magazine has announced its nominees for the 2013 Strand Magazine Critics Awards. 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 NPR, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Time, CNN and […]

Interview with John Banville

Interview with John Banville

Interview with John Banville TSM: You are always described as being highly critical of your work. Trying to bring back a giant in crime fiction is not an easy task, and you’ll always deal with those who act as if you’re committing blasphemy when that does happen. With all the great acclaim you’ve received for […]

Interview with Greg Iles

Interview with Greg Iles TSM: First of all, I am so happy that we will see your name appearing on the bestseller lists again. Many of us were very concerned after your car accident. How are you doing?GI: I’m doing very well now. My injuries were extensive, the most serious being a torn aorta and […]

The Strand Magazine’s top 20 books of 2013

The Strand Magazine’s top 20 books of 2013 1) The Devil in Her Way by Bill Loehfelm (Sarah Crichton Books) 2) The Kill Room by JefferyDeaver (Grand Central)3) The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart (Atria)4) White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central) 5) Twist by John Lutz (Kensington) 6) No Way Out […]

Musical Mysteries: A literary Odyssey

Haunted Melody

Haunted Melody Melody awoke with a start, her sheets soaked. The dream. It was getting worse. She couldn’t shake these nightmares. She thought she’d never break free.She slid from bed and wrapped her housecoat around her waist. After ensuring she hadn’t disturbed Paul, she stepped into her slippers and tiptoed downstairs. In the sitting room, […]

The Newest James Bond Author William Boyd speaks to the Strand

The Newest James Bond Author William Boyd speaks to the Strand < William Boyd is the author of ten novels, including Ordinary Thunderstorms; A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, […]

Interview with Ben Sevier

Interview with Ben Sevier Ben Sevier joined Dutton as Senior Editor in January 2007. He was appointed Editor in Chief in 2011 and Vice President in 2012. Ben has edited the six consecutive #1New York Times bestsellers authored by Harlan Coben, including Six Years, which was called “perfect” (Entertainment Weekly), “a cause for jubilation” (Huffington Post), and “ingenious” […]