The Strand Magazine



Our current issue features Jeffery Deaver, Michael Mallory, Mark Mower, and Samantha Lokai.  We also have an exclusive interview with Rhys Bowen and the latest book and DVD reviews.

In addition to releasing previously unpublished fiction by literary legends such as John Steinbeck, Louisa May Alcott, Shirley Jackson, Agatha Christie Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler , Mark TwainTennessee Williams, and H.G.Wells, The Strand features new works by today’s bestselling authors including Alexander McCall Smith, R.L. Stine, Michael Connelly, Faye Kellerman, Craig Johnson, Ruth Ware, Joseph Finder, and Jeffery Deaver, as well as engaging interviews. Our reviews section looks at the latest mystery/thriller offerings, Sherlock Holmes pastiches, and anthologies, in addition to audiobooks and DVDs.

On The Strand Mystery and short story Magazine’s website you will find samples of our short stories, interviews with some of today’s most popular authors, enlightening articles, book reviews, as well as information on past issues, subscriptions, and much more. In addition to all that, The Strand Mystery Magazine’s blog features short fiction, top ten lists, interviews, articles and writing tips by your favorite authors. Visit The Strand Magazine’s Online Shop for thousands of books at discounted prices; back issues; exclusive literary-themed gifts including journals, notepads, pen sets, coffee mugs, coasters, T-shirts, and much more.

Recent Additions


Can you tell us a little about your upcoming release, “Spider”? It’s a “domestic suspense” novel about Sophie, a British Pakistani woman who has grand ambitions to become an actress. So far she hasn’t had much success in either her career or her love life. Her movie...

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Can you tell us a little about your latest release Murder in Haxford? While the book is a stand-alone, it does continue the adventures of Pignon Scorbion and his colorful group of amateur detective assistants who debuted in Pignon Scorbion & the Barbershop...

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Interview with Jonathan Payne

Interview with Jonathan Payne

Finding inspiration in a fever dream, Jonathan Payne wrote his debut novel, Citizen Orlov. But beyond its surreal inspiration, the novel’s subject matter is rooted in Payne’s own experiences. Before moving to Washington, DC, Payne worked in national security for the...

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