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The Strand is the magazine for mystery fans, a full sized, full color glossy magazine that is published four times a year. Whether it is a story set in Victorian London - or a contemporary hardboiled story - The Strand has something for everyone. Each issue of The Strand Magazine features short stories by award-winning writers such as Alexander McCall Smith, Ray Bradbury, Michael Connelly, Faye Kellerman, and R.L. Stine, plus interviews with actors and best-selling writers such as David Baldacci, Christopher Plummer, Sandra Brown, Jonathan Kellerman, and Peter Falk. The Strand has a wide array of articles from our series on "The Great Detectives" to profiles of mystery authors past and present. The Strand also publishes articles about true crimes, recent articles have included a study of the Jack the Ripper murders and an investigation into the Da Vinci code phenomenon. In addition, each issue of The Strand has at least twenty book and audiobook reviews which look at the newest releases from large as well as smaller publishers.
Among our short stories in this issue, David Marcum challenges Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with seemingly supernatural drawings in “The Problem of the Hindhead Minister.” John Floyd pairs a love-struck mechanic with a small-town femme fatale in “Foreverglow.” And in “To Talk to Freddie,” Elizabeth Creith sounds a warning to those who disregard closed signs on storefronts. It’s our great pleasure to also share in this issue an exclusive interview with Jo Nesbø. The talented polymath offers his insights about playing soccer, writing, the banality of evil, Harry Hole, and the rich literary tradition of Norway. We also have the scoop on the nominees for the tenth annual Strand Critics Awards. Lifetime Achievement Award winners Jonathan Gash and J.A. Jance both craft novels destined to become classics. More importantly, both are kind, generous, and great ambassadors for the world of crime writing. We have book reviews of the latest mysteries, as well as a comprehensive summer audiobook list. You’re sure to find something to occupy you on those long road trips with the family. Our reviews this issue feature the latest novels by Walter Mosley, P.D. James, Joe R. Lansdale, Linwood Barclay, Jenny Milchman, and Linda La Plante. The Strand Magazine continues to bring our readers the best in fiction, interviews with authors, book and audiobook reviews. In the past nine years we’ve featured unpublished works by writers ranging from Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Chandler, H.G. Wells, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett, Tennessee Williams, and Joseph Heller . For more back issues with works by literary legends, follow this link! NOTE: That the print issue included a previously unpublished short story by Ernest Hemingway, due to copyright restrictions, the digital edition will not contain the text of Hemingway's short story "A Room on the Gardens Side."