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Sunday, April 23, 2017


Watson: “No need for my medical bag, Sherlock. The man is clearly dead.”
Holmes: “Yes, my esteemed friend, it’s obvious he died instantly from a broken neck brought on with brittle bones, narcolepsy and consuming a jeroboam of some very bad 1894 French Champagne.” (caption pastiche by

One of the joys for fans of Sherlock Holmes is Strand magazine’s penchant to publish pastiches of the famed detective.  The most recent pastiche written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the creator of Sherlock Holmes) is by Ed Lawrence, who has Sherlock and Dr. Watson solve a crime in a dash of a second.  Click here for Lawrence’s fast and fun read.

The Strand, a contemporary mystery magazine with a vintage past, offers the best of both worlds: publishing previously unpublished works by literary masters such as John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dashiell Hammett, Joseph Heller, James M. Cain, Mark Twain, Tennessee Williams and H.G. Wells, as well as new works of fiction by today’s bestselling authors such as Alexander McCall Smith, R.L. Stine, Michael Connelly, Joseph Finder and Jeffery Deaver.

On Strand’s website you will find samples of short mystery stories, interviews with some of today’s most popular mystery authors, enlightening articles, book reviews, as well as information on past issues, subscriptions, and much more. In addition to all that, Strand magazine’s blog features short fiction, top ten lists, interviews, articles and writing tips by your favorite authors.

Visit magazine’s online shop for thousands of books at discounted prices; back issues; exclusive mystery-themed gifts including journals, notepads, pen sets, coffee mugs, coasters and the proverbial much, much more.


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