Quadruple Pack Set: The Little Book of Edgar Allan Poe: Wit and Wisdom from the Master of the Macabre (Little Book Of…)and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, PLUS Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023, and a One-Year Subscription


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Quadruple Pack Set: The Little Book of Edgar Allan Poe: Wit and Wisdom from the Master of the Macabre (Little Book Of...)and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, PLUS Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023, and a One-Year Subscription (Copy)

A Strand exclusive, Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023 is here, and for years has been our bestselling gift item.

Our calendar is printed on glossy, heavy cover stock with trivia related to Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. We’ve never produced the same Sherlock Holmes calendar twice, which is why our customers have been purchasing our calendars for decades.

Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023 has a treat in store for fans of the art of illustrator Sidney Paget who brought Holmes to life in hundreds of illustrations for the original Strand Magazine. We also have several Sherlock Holmes themes, Sherlock Holmes on stage, Jeremy Brett battling Moriarty in "The Final Problem," Sherlock Holmes and music, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Sherlock Holmes and the supernatural, the various renditions of the Hound of the Baskervilles, and much more!

We have art by Jeffrey McKeever including his painting “Sherlock Holmes Shopping in Belgravia” and three other paintings that were commissioned by the Strand featuring Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Our quotes and trivia section looks at everything from the day that Sherlock Holmes was born to the publication dates of several short stories and novels from the cannon.

Our Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023 is full color, 11×17 on glossy paper. A collector’s item that will last for years. Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023 is a Strand Magazine exclusive. Our calendar is printed on heavy card stock and will last as collector’s items for many years to come! Also, the calendar is coil bound which means that it’ll open smoothly and will never ever tear.

The Steinbeck issue Plus a One-Year Subscription
(A new Steinbeck article, fiction by Gar Anthony Haywood, Melissa Yi, and David Bart and an exclusive interview with Louise Penny)

In our 67th issue, we’re proud to present the first American release of John Steinbeck’s “How About McCarthyism”.  Like his works of fiction, which are sure to remain classics for as long as people still read, this article, with its clear-eyed analysis of the relationship between democracies and demagogues, is as relevant today as it was in the McCarthy era.  John Steinbeck penned this article when he and his third wife Elaine moved briefly to Paris. The couple fell in love with the City of Lights, and the great American author was so captivated that he chose to pen a weekly column called One American in Paris for a French literary magazine, chronicling his observations as an American. These were to be light-hearted fare—and yet Steinbeck, a keen social critic, was unable to entirely filter out his concerns about life back home and penned this prescient article. He also wrote a whimsical little tale titled “The Amiable Fleas” which the Strand published in English for the first time in 2019.

For our spotlight interview we caught up with bestselling author Louise Penny, who not only has earned critical and popular acclaim for her mystery novels, but has a reputation as being one of the most friendly mystery writers in the business. Penny shared her experiences as an aspiring author while working for CBC Canada,  spoke about the real-life character who served as the inspiration for Inspector Armand Gamache and told us how she survived during quarantine.

Between Steinbeck and Penny, and of course our reviews of the latest books on the market, we have an interesting and unusual mix of stories for this issue. Gar Anthony Haywood offers us “All That Glitters,” a tale about family loyalty and money in the gritty streets of Los Angeles; David Bart’s “Somebody Has To Bleed,” reminds us that even pathological hitmen need mental health checks; Melissa Yi’s “Puttin’ Out The Ritz,” is a swanky romp with rich characters, gourmet apps, and stylish murder; and last but not least, Mark Mower’s “The Case of the SS Bokhara,” sets the Great Detective adrift in the South Pacific.

We also have the latest book, audiobook, and DVD reviews.

The Little Book of Edgar Allan Poe: Wit and Wisdom from the Master of the Macabre

Edgar Allan Poe, the original master of the macabre and dark Romantic writer of Gothic novels, detective stories, poetry, short stories and satires is synonymous with themes of premature burial, death, madness and mysticism. His life was intriguing and his early death at 40 was appropriately mysterious - dying in delirium (possibly opium, alcohol, rabies or syphilis induced) in someone else's clothes on the streets of Baltimore.

One of the most recognizable and widely referenced literary figures, outside of the enormous popularity of his literature, Poe also became a compelling popular culture figure, especially for literary, horror and sci-fi fans. The Little Book of Edgar Allan Poe is made up of fascinating, poignant, witty and occasionally disturbing quotes from across the breadth of Poe's work, as well as comments from his contemporaries, extracts from letters and interesting facts about the man's life and works. It adds up to a fascinating overview of this unique literary character and the incredible fiction he produced.

Leather Bound The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

This edition by Paper Mill Press features a suede-like custom cover, beautiful metallic foiling, and a ribbon marker. 

Follow along with Detective Sherlock Holmes in this page turning novel filled with mystery and adventure. This masterful collection of short stories portrays Holmes' keen eye for detail, and highlights the social injustices faced by many living in the 1900s. A remarkable gift for any book-lover.