Exclusive Interview With Leslie Klinger

The Strand Magazine is a huge fan of Leslie Klinger, in this exclusive interview we got the opportunity to speak to one of the most notable authorities of the Sherlock Holmes novels. An expert of classic genre fiction, Leslie Klinger tells us all about his start in the world of the crime genre and his […]

Get Ready for the Day Using Sherlock Holmes Gear

Get Ready for the Day Using Sherlock Holmes Gear By Anna Shura   Getting ready in the morning can be a lot more fun if you are accompanied by Mr. Sherlock Holmes. Luckily, The Strand has a perfect array of helpful Holmes items to start your day:   1. Sherlock Holmes Book Cover Mug https://strandmag.com/product/sherlock-holmes-book-cover-full-color-mug/ […]

Top 10 Mysteries Set in the British Countryside

Top 10 Mysteries Set in the British Countryside   The British countryside is such a peaceful, bucolic place. Who on earth would want to kill anyone there? Yet we’ve been doing it for years. From Wuthering Heights onward, the landscape has become one of the biggest, baddest characters in British fiction, and crime fiction especially. […]

Review of the Week: The Whole Art of Detection

Review of the Week: The Whole Art of Detection

Review of the Week: The Whole Art of Detection The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes By Lyndsay Faye Mysterious Press 2017 $25.00   Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson have inspired generations of writers to continue adding to their adventures long after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle set down his pen.  Lyndsay Faye […]

Sherlock Holmes and the Scene of the Crime

Sherlock Holmes and The Scene of the Crime

Sherlock Holmes and The Scene of the Crime The autumn of 1897 presented such an array of singular cases that to pen any one of them seems unjust to those excluded. Clients from all walks of life brought their seemingly insoluble problems to my friend for resolution. There was the case where Holmes vindicated a […]

What of Watson? How Important is Dr Watson?

What of Watson? How Important is Dr Watson?

What of Watson? How Important is Dr Watson? Readers of any of my five novels or the short stories will realize I’ve very considerable admiration for Dr. John H. Watson. I’m not the first to deplore the traditional Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce Hollywood portrayal of the former Army surgeon and wondrous chronicler as bumbling, slow-witted, and […]

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films

The Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Films   This article is going to ignite strife, controversy, and debate. Just what I like. I didn’t limit this to films on the big screen because that would exclude Jeremy Brett and Benedict Cumberbatch and then I’d really get some attitude!   The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) I […]

What's Your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Story?

What’s Your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Story?

What’s Your Favorite Sherlock Holmes Story? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Sherlock Holmes is the “most portrayed literary human character in film & TV.”   He fascinated the world when Conan Doyle’s stories first appeared, and today he’s still calling “the game is afoot” to Dr. Watson as they hail a hansom cab […]

The Real Sherlock Holmes

The Real Sherlock Holmes On a cold winter’s evening in December 1886, Arthur Foster left the Queen’s Theatre, Manchester, England, with a pocket full of gold and a bejeweled lady on his arm. Stepping carefully through the throngs of hawkers and street sellers, the striking couple hailed a hansom cab. As they settled inside the […]

Private Lives of Great Detectives: From Sherlock Holmes to Spenser

Private Lives of Great Detectives: From Sherlock Holmes to Spenser

Private Lives of Great Detectives: From Sherlock Holmes to Spenser In 1973, I met another one-name tough guy via paperback and began following him, this one a Boston P.I. named Spenser. Robert B. Parker “grounded” Spenser by making him a former lieutenant during the Korean War, as Parker had been. The Spenser character already had […]