The Strand Magazine: Issue 54
(Fiction by Jeffery Deaver, William Trevor, David Marcum, Andrew McQuilkin, a feature article by Lisa Gardner and an exclusive interview with Caleb Carr.)
In this issue we are very lucky to include William Trevor’s previously unpublished story “The Unknown Girl,” which is due to be released in May as part of a collection of his works titled Last Stories. Among our other short stories in this issue, we are honored to share “Circumstantial,” a Lincoln Rhyme story by the great Jeffery Deaver in which the cold, hard facts of forensic science may not be enough to catch a murderer. David Marcum joins us as well, putting Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the case of a gruesome package in “The Tea Merchant’s Dilemma.” And we have a humorous story,“The P.I’s Last Day,” by Andrew McQuilkin, who sadly passed away three years ago, not long after we accepted the story for publication in the Strand .
We have an exclusive interview with Caleb Carr, whose unsurpassed Alienist books have now been turned into a television series on TNT. If you’ve ever craved a glimpse behind the curtain of the historical mystery genre, Carr’s thoughts on research, inspiration, and fact vs. fiction do not disappoint. Meanwhile, the ever-prolific Lisa Gardner—who tops the list when it comes to innovative practitioners of the psychological thriller—has been kind enough to share a list of her very own tips for writing success.