Halloween: The Other Family Holiday

Halloween: The Other Family Holiday by Stand Staff “What are you going to be for Halloween?”My eight-year-old niece called to ask me that question this morning, and it made me remember the way I used to interrogate people on the same topic every October when I was a kid. In my niece’s case, the question […]

Interview with Carolyn Marino

Interview with Carolyn Marino Carolyn Marino is a legend in the publishing industry, she has edited Lawrence Block, Lisa Scottoline, Diane Mott Davidson, Elizabeth George, Mary Kay Andrews, Tasha Alexander, Michele Martinez, Sujata Massey, Charles Todd, John Searles, Claire Matturro, William Lashner and countless other authors. In this exclusive interviews, she shares her insights and advice […]

The Strand Remembers Elmore Leonard

The Strand Remembers Elmore Leonard Here is an excerpt of Andrew Gulli’s interview with Elmore Leonard which was published in the Strand Magazine: AFG: I know that in your latest book, Up in Honey’s Room, Carl Webster, ‘the hot kid’ from your previous novel reappears. Tell me a little more about the new book. EL: Yes, Carl is […]

The Verdict is in: Landay and Quirk win the top prizes

The Verdict is in: Landay and Quirk win the top prizes On Wednesday, July 10, at an invitation-only cocktail party at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, William Landay won The Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for Defending Jacob (Delacorte) and Matthew Quirk won the Best First Novel award for The 500 (Reagan Arthur […]

Interview with Carl Hiaasen

Interview with Carl Hiaasen AFG: We all know about the several challenges of writing, but what are some of the challenges you face with a YA book? CH: Kids are a sharp audience, and if you’re writing humor it had better be dead-on funny. They love the irreverence of satire, skewering phonies, poking fun at […]

Deaver Nominated

Deaver Nominated Jeffery Deaver has been nominated for a Shamus award for best short story for “The Sequel” which as first published in the Strand Magazine’s 2012 Holiday issue.

Book Review: Northwest Angle By William Kent Krueger

Book Review: Northwest Angle By William Kent Krueger New York: Atria Books, 2011. $24.99 Welcome back to northern Minnesota and the quickest, most exciting read closest to the Canadian border. The Northwest Angle is a place of majestic vistas, pristine forests, and ocean-like waters in the Lake of the Woods. And William Kent Krueger’s love […]

And the Nominees Are…

And the Nominees Are… 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 Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Sun Times, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, The Guardian, and several other daily papers.This will mark the […]

Genius of James McClure

Genius of James McClure South Africa has a stellar group of crime writers at the moment, including Wessel Ebersohn, Joanne Hichens, Meshack Masondo, Deon Meyer, Jassy Mackenzie, Sifiso Mzobe, Mike Nicol, Margie Orford, and Roger Smith. One could also include Richard Kunzmann, Chris Marnewick, Malla Nunn, and Peter Temple in this list—writers born in southern […]