Ernest Hemingway and Fitzgerald Combo Pack (limited supplies)
(The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story, also fiction by John Floyd, David Marcum and Elizabeth Creith and an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø)
In our 55th issue, we’re proud to present an unpublished short story by Ernest Hemingway titled “A Room on the Garden Side.” The short story was set at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and is narrated by a man named Robert, who is also referred to as “Papa.” It paints a vivid sketch of soldiers tired from war, yet hopeful for the future. Hemingway scholar Kirk Curnutt provides an afterward, which looks at the historical and biographical context of this gem.
Among our other short stories in this issue, David Marcum challenges Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with seemingly supernatural drawings in “The Problem of the Hindhead Minister.” John Floyd pairs a love-struck mechanic with a small-town femme fatale in “Foreverglow.” And in “To Talk to Freddie,” Elizabeth Creith sounds a warning to those who disregard closed signs on storefronts.
It’s our great pleasure to also share in this issue an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø. The talented polymath offers his insights about playing soccer, writing, the banality of evil, Harry Hole, and the rich literary tradition of Norway.
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Unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald short story
Highlights of our summer issue include an unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, an interview with Lisa Gardner and new fiction by Ian Rankin, Charles Todd and T Jefferson Parker.
In a thrilling tale about a rather shady travel agency with “Amazonia” T. Jefferson Parker gives us pause to think before embarking on an exotic vacation. Charles Todd pens a tale about World War I with a tale of betrayal with “The Heroism of Lieutenant Wells.” The talented Ian Rankin crafts a story full of twists and turns with “Meet and Greet.” Larry Millet who is known to legions of Sherlock Holmes fans has Holmes on the case of “The Opera Thief.” We have an unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald story on Hollywood idols, lingering fevers, and light-hearted romance.
Lisa Gardner spoke to us about your her latest novels, the state of writing, and how she’s able to craft finely plotted and chilling suspense novels.