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Rob Paulsen interview voice lessons cartoonsRob Paulsen and Voice Lessons: Iconic Characters

Over the course of his career, voice actor Rob Paulsen has helped give life to some of television’s most iconic characters. Whether it’s Yakko from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or over 250 other characters, odds are you’ve most likely heard his voice at some point. His […]


DVD Review Father Brown Season 6DVD Review—Father Brown Season Six

Father Brown has been on the rise over the last few seasons, and Chris Chan has his DVD review to let you know if Father Brown Season Six should be added to your queue.   The sixth season of Father Brown shows a notable improvement over the early seasons, as well as the continuation of […]


And the Nominees Are… The Nominees for the 2019 Strand Critics Awards

And the Nominees Are… The Nominees for the 2019 Strand Critics Awards Michael Connelly, Tana French, and Laura Lippman headline the nominees for the Strand Critics Awards while Heather Graham and Donna Leon receive Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks receives the Publisher of the Year Award. Recognizing excellence in the field of […]


Abiding Memories of the Long, Dark Road: Top 10 Domestic ThrillersAbiding Memories of the Long, Dark Road: Top 10 Domestic Thrillers

Celebrate the release of Guilty by Laura Elliot with her some of her favorite psychological thrillers. Get a peek inside Elliot’s memories as she reminisces about a childhood filled with reading and the terror and thrill of the long, dark road.      Childhood memories, by their nature, are fragmented. Flashes of excitement, interludes of boredom, […]


DVD Review—Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who KillDVD Review—Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill

Looking for your next binge-worthy show? Why not try one of these Scandinavian crime dramas! Acquitted, Spring Tide, and Those Who Kill have something for every crime drama aficionado, from the classic “whodunnit?” to even more twisted, dark stories.   DVD Review–Acquitted: Seasons One and Two (Norwegian language series), Spring Tide: Season One (Swedish language series), and Those Who Kill (Danish […]


Psychology as Forensic Science from Auguste Dupin to Sherlock HolmesPsychology as a Forensic Science: From Auguste Dupin to Sherlock Holmes

Since some of the earliest detective fiction, authors have used mysteries to explore human behavior. While many investigations begin with physical evidence, it is often the act of diving deeper into the minds of the criminals or villains that reveal the truth. Author of the Bhrigu Mahesh murder mystery series Nisha Singh examines the study of […]


dvd review top of the lake china girlDVD Review—Top of the Lake: China Girl

DVD Review—Top of the Lake: China Girl   Coming about half a decade after the release of the original series Top of the Lake, the second season, subtitled China Girl, is striking by both how similar the sequel is to its predecessor, and how simultaneously shockingly different it is as well.   The original series […]


Top 7 Mystery Authors Who Really Steal the SceneTop 7 Mystery Authors Who Really Steal the Scene

  To celebrate the upcoming release of his newest ghost story mystery Blood on the Chesapeake, Randy Overbeck shares his top 7 mystery authors who capture setting and create vivid narratives. Discover, or rediscover, some of these authors with Randy Overbeck’s Top 7 Mystery Authors Who Really Steal the Scene.   The world of mystery fiction […]


9 favorite books inspired by mythologyTimeless Stories: 9 Favorite Books Inspired by Mythology

Celebrate the release of The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr by (re)discovering some of these timeless stories in Waldherr’s collection of her 9 Favorite Books Inspired by Mythology. Summon your inner god or goddess, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Kris Waldherr’s debut novel, The Lost History of Dreams.   […]


book review, new york city, true crime, the belle of bedford avenue by virginia a. mcconnellFor True-Crime Enthusiasts: The Belle of Bedford Avenue by Virginia A. McConnell

In today’s society, it’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of true crime, from the never ending stream of documentaries to the countless turning pages of books. But don’t worry, The Strand Magazine is here to point you in the right direction with this week’s new book review. Discover the story behind Florence Wallace […]


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