Triple Pack Set: Free Leather-Bound The Hound of the Baskervilles, PLUS Sherlock Holmes Calendar 2023, and a One-Year Subscription
The triple pack of the season, get the Sherlock Holmes Calendar, leather Bound The Hound of the Baskervilles, and a the John Steinbeck issue with a one-year subscription.
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.
Leather Bound copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles
This edition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel features a leather bound custom cover with beautiful metallic foiling and a ribbon marker.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is perhaps the best-loved case of legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson, as the great detective’s arch-rationalism is confronted by a seemingly supernatural terror.
When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in the grounds of his country house, his face contorted with fear, Holmes is drawn into a mysterious case involving an ancient family curse, savage brutality and a hellish, spectral hound that roams the foggy moors. But is it really something unearthly that walks there?