Short Stories

Detective Stories

Intriguing Tales of Mystery & Suspense…

In the tradition of the original Strand Magazine (1891-1950), The Strand features a wide array of stories reminiscent of the Golden Age of crime writing, from cozy whodunits to hard-boiled detective stories, suspenseful thrillers to humorous mysteries, set in a variety of places from Victorian England to turn of the century Prague to modern day England, and written by the leading authors of our day, including Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Ray Bradbury, Alexander McCall Smith, R.L. Stine, John Mortimer, Faye Kellerman, and Matthew Pearl. We have also published unpublished works by Mark Twain, James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett, Cornel Woolrich, Agatha Christie, and Graham Greene.

The Sequel
by Jeffery Deaver
A novella about a lost manuscript from a tortured genius and a conspiracy that leads to murder.

My Hobby
by Tom Fabian
Mr. George Blake is a kind, distinguished gentleman, with a very unusual hobby…he kills people.

A Guid Soldier
by Charles Todd
A detective story set against the backdrop of World War I, by one of the most talented writing duos active today.

 Blood Lines
By Dennis Palumbo
An aging don can’t trust anyone, he can count on his ruthless skills to manipulate all of those around him, but there is a new wind–which signals the end of the old man’s powers.

 A Favorable Favor
By Brendan Dubois
K.C. Dunbar uses her wits to solve a complex case in rural New Hampshire.

No Place to Park
by Alexander McCall Smith
What happens when a mystery writers world suddenly involves more crime and intrigue than even he can imagine?

Most Sincerely Mine
by Jonathan Gash
Lovejoy is on the case again in this art mystery that is one of the three Lovejoy detective stories we published in the Strand.

by Bill Pronzini
A suspicious neighbor, a hound, and a missing spouse make for a thriling-comic mystery.

by Alexander McCall Smith
A thrilling tale by the best-selling author of the The Number One Ladies Detective Agency.

The Great Man
by James Dorr
A tale of horror set in revolutionary France…

Artistic License
by Edward Marston
An elderly lady tries to sell an expensive painting to a very shrewd gallery store owner in London…

The Case of the Accursed Cairene
by Verbena Pastor
Dr. Soloman Meisl sets to uncover a web of treachery and murder that started years before in Egypt…

The Disappearance of Daniel Question
by Barrie Roberts
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson attempt once more to crack the mystery of James Philimore’s disappearance…

The Cheating Wife
by Tom Pacheco
A private eye gets more than he bargained for when he investigates a cheating wife…

Wisteria Lodge
By H.R.F. Keating
A medical student gets more than he bargains for during a visit to a ill-tempered relative…

M. Pamplemousse and the Final Rendering
by Michael Bond
Hotel and Restaurant guide reviewer Aristide Pamplemousse treats his colleagues to dinner at a Chinese restaurant, where he looks back on a case of a culinary genius who was part of the main course!

The Perfectionist
by Peter Lovesey
A very fastidious man is invited to a very exclusive clubs, a club where every member has committed the perfect crime…

Second Fiddle
by Edward Marston
Success has always eluded the concert violinist Jeremy Bakewell, who sees murder as his only chance left…

Do You Believe in Ghosts?
By H.R.F. Keating
A nasty tale with a surprise ending revolves around a group of people around a fireplace discussing ghosts and other sinister things…

Uncle Auguste
By Andrew Allen
Leonard gets more than he bargained for when he makes a very generous offer to buy a very interesting painting.


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