Strand Magazine: Back IssuesWhen it comes to a unique mix of articles, The Strand has it, from a series that profiles the great detectives of our time (including Campion, Poirot, and the non-fictional Vidocq), to a look at mysteries on trains, to an exploration of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.

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You can explore this page to find a sampling of articles from our back issues. Or maybe you’re in between issues, and craving even more? Then visit our blog, where you will find regular updates on web-exclusive, mystery themed content.


Mystery Trains: Crime Writers and the Railway by Professor Ian Bell
Ian Bell explores the long relationship between mysteries and the railway. From Murder on the Orient Express to The Lady Vanishes, crime and intrigue on trains have always been a good mix.

The Talented Ms. Highsmith by Loring Silet
Professor Loring Silet looks at Patricia Highsmith, the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Raffles: The Gentleman Thief by Richard Bleiler
A profile of the thief with white gloves, the creation of E.W. Hornung, who has endeared himself to fans for almost a century.

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca by Loring Silet
An in-depth look at perhaps Daphne Du Muarier’s finest novel, Rebecca, which was filmed in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock.

Edgar Alan Poe and the Origins of Mystery Fiction by Steven Rachman


Lord Peter Wimsey by Chris Willis
A look at Dorothy Sayers’ classic character, one of the archetypal British gentleman detectives.

Maigret by Peter Haining
In this article, Peter Haining examines the legacy of Belgian author Georges Simenon’s classic fictional detective Jules Maigret.

Vidocq by Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley looks at the life of Vidocq, a thief turned turned detective who was to prove the inspiration for many great fictional detectives.

Father Brown by John Peterson
John Peterson profiles G.K. Chestertons cherubic priest-detective Father Brown.

Albert Campion by Mike Ripley
Margery Allingham’s detective Albert Campion is profiled by mystery writer Mike Ripley, who looks at Campion, his manservant Lugg, and their creator.

Hercule Poirot Part I by Michael Bowen
Mike Bowen delves behind the egg-shaped head of our favorite little Belgian detective to find out what makes his little grey cells never tire of solving cases!


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