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The Strand Magazine The Strand is a quarterly mystery magazine which publishes mystery stories, short fiction, interviews, articles, and book reviews. When you want the best in mysteries, look no further than the pages of The Strand Mystery Magazine.

Each issue of our quarterly glossy print publication delivers gripping tales of mystery and suspense in a variety of settings (from Victorian England to turn of the century Prague to modern day England and America) by some of today's leading mystery writers including writers. The Strand Mystery Magazine's unsurpassed nonfiction section features illuminating articles about a wide variety of subjects. In addition to articles, we offer exclusive interviews with writers, and actors. Our reviews section examines the latest mystery offerings, Sherlock Holmes pastiches, covering books, anthologies, mystery audiobooks, and videos.

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Writer Needs: An Island, a Tower, and a Cat | Strand Magazine
05/30/2021
Writer Needs: An Island, a Tower, and a Cat | Strand Magazine

Writer Needs: An Island, a Tower, and a Cat | Strand Magazine

Writer Needs: An Island, a Tower, and a Cat “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Um, bleed, Mr. Hemingway? Those are not words that inspire the creative spirit. Granted, we all aren’t penning Nobel Prize worthy fiction, but there must be something th...

John le Carré Fans Are Getting One More Novel
05/21/2021
John le Carré Fans Are Getting One More Novel

John le Carré Fans Are Getting One More Novel

Viking plans to release “Silverview,” a spy novel set in an English seaside town, nearly a year after the famed writer’s death.

Rediscovered Raymond Chandler Article Published | Fine Books & Collections
05/11/2021
Rediscovered Raymond Chandler Article Published | Fine Books & Collections

Rediscovered Raymond Chandler Article Published | Fine Books & Collections

The latest issue of Strand magazine features a previously unpublished Raymond Chandler article discovered in a shoebox at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. The humorous and progressive article, entitled "Advice to a Secretary," reveals Chandler's contempt for grammarians and his discomfort....

RIP Jason Matthews
05/03/2021
Jason Matthews, author of 'Red Sparrow' thrillers, dies

RIP Jason Matthews

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Matthews, an award-winning spy novelist who drew upon his long career in espionage and his admiration for John le Carre among others in crafting his popular “Red Sparrow" thrillers, has died at age 69. Matthews died Wednesday from Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), a rare, un...

Strand Magazine Unearths New Raymond Chandler Work
04/23/2021
Strand Magazine Unearths New Raymond Chandler Work

Strand Magazine Unearths New Raymond Chandler Work

Andrew Gulli, the managing editor of the Strand Magazine, has a knack for finding hidden literary gems. Over the past few years, previously unpublished works by (among others) John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Shirley Jackson, Agatha Christie and

Breaking News from the Associated Press:Rare Raymond Chandler essay includes writing, office tips
04/22/2021
Rare Raymond Chandler essay includes writing, office tips

Breaking News from the Associated Press:
Rare Raymond Chandler essay includes writing, office tips

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Marlowe, the most self-reliant of fictional detectives, had no boss and no one to boss around. His creator, Raymond Chandler, needed some help. “Advice to a Secretary,” a rarely seen essay published this week in the spring issue of the literary quarterly The Strand Magaz...

“The Garden of Eden,” by Earnest Hemingway. Do you have a favorite Hemingway quote?•••#mysteryquote #mysterynovel #myste...
04/20/2021

“The Garden of Eden,” by Earnest Hemingway. Do you have a favorite Hemingway quote?



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“The Garden of Eden,” by Earnest Hemingway. Do you have a favorite Hemingway quote?



#mysteryquote #mysterynovel #mysterybooks #strand #strandmag #strandmagazine #books #booklover #instabooks #hemingway #garden #gardenofeden #earnesthemingway #reading #quotes

Confessions of a Type Cast Writer | Strand Magazine
04/17/2021
Confessions of a Type Cast Writer | Strand Magazine

Confessions of a Type Cast Writer | Strand Magazine

Confessions of a Type Cast Writer   I like to admit it or not, I think I’ve been type cast. Not that I’m bothered, mind you, because there are a lot worse things than having your series labeled by The New York Times as, “thoughtful police procedurals set in picturesque but not untroubled Gree...

Excerpt from Nadine Matheson's THE JIGSAW MAN | Strand Magazine
04/15/2021
Excerpt from Nadine Matheson's THE JIGSAW MAN | Strand Magazine

Excerpt from Nadine Matheson's THE JIGSAW MAN | Strand Magazine

  Chapter 16 Henley watched Olivier through the shatterproof window. He spoke to one officer while another officer inserted a key into the handcuffs around Olivier’s wrists. Olivier said something, and the short Asian officer shook his head and laughed. Ol­ivier placed his hand on the second off...

Have a Happy Easter!
04/04/2021

Have a Happy Easter!

Have a Happy Easter!

Out of the Vault for a Limited Time: Issue 55 Featuring Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Room on the Garden Side"
04/04/2021
The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story

Out of the Vault for a Limited Time: Issue 55 Featuring Ernest Hemingway's short story "A Room on the Garden Side"

The Strand Magazine: Unpublished Ernest Hemingway Short Story, fiction by John Floyd, David Marcum, Elizabeth Creith and an interview with Jo Nesbo). In the past 9 years released unpublished works by writers ranging from Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, H.G. Wells,....

Get the Shirley Jackson issue featuring, "Adventure on a Bad Night."
03/26/2021

Get the Shirley Jackson issue featuring, "Adventure on a Bad Night."

Get the Shirley Jackson issue featuring, "Adventure on a Bad Night."

EXCERPT FROM NADINE MATHESON’S THE JIGSAW MAN...
03/24/2021
Excerpt from Nadine Matheson's THE JIGSAW MAN | Strand Magazine

EXCERPT FROM NADINE MATHESON’S THE JIGSAW MAN...

  Chapter 16 Henley watched Olivier through the shatterproof window. He spoke to one officer while another officer inserted a key into the handcuffs around Olivier’s wrists. Olivier said something, and the short Asian officer shook his head and laughed. Ol­ivier placed his hand on the second off...

Hound of the Baskervilles Figurines Available from the Strand's Online Shop!
03/13/2021
Hound of the Baskervilles Figurines Archives | Strand Magazine

Hound of the Baskervilles Figurines Available from the Strand's Online Shop!

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PHILADELPHIA: BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN ESPIONAGE | Strand Magazine
03/13/2021
PHILADELPHIA: BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN ESPIONAGE | Strand Magazine

PHILADELPHIA: BIRTHPLACE OF AMERICAN ESPIONAGE | Strand Magazine

  George Washington’s name brings to mind the image of a confident General crossing the Delaware River or an older, dignified President captured in his official portrait. Both portrayals, composed with the benefit of hindsight, reflect the victorious military commander and wise statesman. That hi...

Growing Up With The Dead & How It Inspired A New Suspense Thriller With a Cause | Strand Magazine
03/09/2021
Growing Up With The Dead & How It Inspired A New Suspense Thriller With a Cause | Strand Magazine

Growing Up With The Dead & How It Inspired A New Suspense Thriller With a Cause | Strand Magazine

Growing Up With The Dead & How It Inspired A New Suspense Thriller With a Cause Long before American television was saturated with CSI and Forensic Files, I was living my own weekly CSI adventure with my family in northern Michigan. My father was a medical examiner for three counties and my mother a...

20 New Novels for Spring...
03/06/2021
20 New Novels for Spring

20 New Novels for Spring...

Here are some of our recommendations of compelling new fiction to read this spring from your favorite authors like Nora Roberts and David Baldacci.

Ten Golden Age Detective Novelists Who Deserve to Be Better Known
02/28/2021
Ten Golden Age Detective Novelists Who Deserve to Be Better Known

Ten Golden Age Detective Novelists Who Deserve to Be Better Known

A year ago, when the world was very different, I contributed an essay to CrimeReads discussing the revival of popularity of Golden Age detective fiction. One thing is for sure. Apart from all their…

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02/23/2021
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Tips for Creating the Perfect Villain | Strand Magazine
02/21/2021
Tips for Creating the Perfect Villain | Strand Magazine

Tips for Creating the Perfect Villain | Strand Magazine

    How many times have you read a book where the villain reminds you of the old black-caped character twirling his handlebar mustache and laughing maniacally? Readers may have settled for that characterization a hundred years ago or even twenty-five years ago, but now they are looking for more co...

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