The Strand Magazine Special Holiday Issue: Featuring Jeffery Deaver and Rhys Bowen Plus a One-Year Subscription (Five Issues)
(You might wish to toss a few logs into the fireplace, grab a warm drink, put your feet up on a stool, and dim the lights while you read the holiday issue of Strand. For almost 25 years, we’ve taken our readers on a journeys from Africa to Eastern Europe, major metropolitan cities to small towns, and issue 67 carries on the journey but with a dose of holiday mayhem, a touch of cozy, add an assassin, and a few other thrills.)
We’re proud to present Jeffery Deaver’s “The Babysitter,” which is a twisty tale by one of the masters of the thriller genre. Also in this issue, Sherlockian pastiche writer extraordinaire Mark Mower takes Holmes and Watson on a yuletide adventure investigating an unusual medical case in “‘Twas the Season;” the always entertaining Michael Mallory brings big city crime to a cozy California town in “What the Cat Dragged In;” and the talented debut author Samantha Lokai loses no time ratcheting up the suspense inside an ordinary newspaper office in a terrifying ode to 1960s-style thrillers with “Tomorrow’s News.” Also, in time for the holidays, our second-to-none team of critics offers up reviews of the latest books in our genre, and don’t forget to take a look at The Strand’s fall reading list.
The cozy thriller is a wonderful mosaic of styles that lend themselves to long winter nights, at times light-hearted works, and in times of distress books and stories that are easy on the soul. One of the most successful practitioners of the cozy is Rhys Bowen. We had a chance to chat with Rhys about the enduring power of authors like Agatha Christie, mysteries past and present, and the wonderful world of travel.
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