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A three year subscription to the Strand brings you the best mysteries by best-selling writers such as Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Faye Kellerman, and Alexander McCall Smith. Whether it’s a hard-boiled mystery, or an English country house whodunit, The Strand is the magazine for mystery lovers. Our interview section has featured exclusive interviews with David Baldacci, R.L Stine, Harlan Coben, Sue Grafton, Mary Higgins Clark, and David Suchet. We have also published unpublished gems by Agatha Christie, Graham Greene, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dashiell Hammett, James M Cain, H.G. Wells, P.G. Wodehouse, and Joseph Heller. Our articles section looks at mystery characters and crime novelists past and present, from Agatha Christie’s Poirot to Allingham’s Campion. Our book review section is unsurpassed containing the latest reviews of your favorite mystery books, Sherlockian pastiches and audiobooks. The Strand magazine is the only mystery magazine that is large format, full color and printed on glossy paper. The Strand is a magazine which mystery fans find hard to resist! (As an added bonus, you’ll receive our email newsletter which will feature interviews with writers, short stories, and articles. You can opt out of receiving our e-mail newsletter at any time)
PLUS, a free copy of Our current issue includes a short story by Raymond Chandler that has never been published before, titled “It’s All Right—He Only Died.” This little gem is vintage noir and rich in atmosphere and provides a prescient take on a crumbling healthcare industry. Our 53rd issue also features an exclusive interview with the talented Tana French in which the celebrated author of the Dublin Murder Squad series spoke about the craft of writing, the city of Dublin, and what inspires her to write. We’re also headlining fiction by Craig Johnson, Brad Harper, David Marcum, and Elizabeth Creith.
We’re proud to present a short story titled “It’s All Right—He Only Died” by noir master Raymond Chandler. The story revolves around a transient suffering a serious brain injury and his most unusual trip to a hospital reluctant to treat him. This unpublished Raymond Chandler story marks the fourth time we’ve released a lost story by a noir legend in the Strand. In the past, we’ve released works by Dashiell Hammett, Cornell Woolrich, and James M. Cain.
In the spirit of the holiday, we offer you Elizabeth Creith’s “The Wer-Wolf of Thorpe”—a tale set in 11th-century England and featuring what seems to be a supernatural murder. Then we fast-forward to modern-day Baltimore, where Brad Harper’s “House Odds” pits a detective against the clock in a cautionary tale about borrowing from the Russian mafia. Craig Johnson of Longmire fame also joins us this issue, with “Eleven/Twenty-Nine,” a story of redemption in northern Wyoming. And David Marcum takes us back to Victorian London where Sherlock Holmes revisits the events that took place in “The Sign of the Four.” Plus an unpublished Raymond Chandler story.
Tana French has earned a reputation as one of the most talented authors in the world. Her novels featuring the Dublin Murder Squad have won numerous awards in the relatively brief period she’s been on the writing scene. In this issue’s interview, French discusses some of her influences and the complications of her home city of Dublin and offers some sage advice to aspiring authors. In addition to our usual insightful book reviews, we are pleased to beef up our review section this issue with both a young-adult reading guide and a list of the scariest novels of this millennium.
Our review section highlights works by Don Winslow, Matthew Sullivan, Anthony Horowitz, Alex Berenson, Dennis Lehane, and Sarah Schmidt. We’re also featuring a YA reading guide, and Brunonia Barry lists her top ten scariest novels of the third millennium.