Homefront Spy by Jack Beaumont
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14h ago
Homefront Spy By Jack Beaumont   In the espionage thriller genre we’re used to fictional spies who operate as lone wolves with seemingly little integration into the societies they serve. Names that come to mind are James Bond, Ethan Hunt and Jason Bourne.   Let me ruin the fantasy, which I’m the first one to […] The post Homefront Spy by Jack Beaumont appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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The Top Ten Films of the Master of Suspense by Debbie Babitt
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by Andrew Gulli
5d ago
The Top Ten Films of the Master of Suspense by Debbie Babitt “There is no terror in the bang. Only in the anticipation of it.”   —Alfred Hitchcock I owe a huge debt to Hitchcock. He taught me how to tell a story cinematically. If I could see it, I could write it. From him […] The post The Top Ten Films of the Master of Suspense by Debbie Babitt appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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‘I’m Here to Make you Laugh?’
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by Ian Moore
2w ago
‘I’m Here to Make you Laugh?’ by Ian Moore ‘Funny? Funny how?’ So demanded a chilling Joe Pesci in Good Fellas channelling not, as many think, a psychotic wise guy hood, but actually literary agents and editors the world over when asked to consider a submission that includes jokes, comedy or farce. But why? Why […] The post ‘I’m Here to Make you Laugh?’ appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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Strand Critics Awards 2015
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by Andrew Gulli
2w ago
The Strand Magazine Critics Awards presentation took place on July 9. On Wednesday, July 8, at an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman shared the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for The Fever (Little, Brown and Company) and After I’m Gone (William Morrow), respectively. Elizabeth Little won the prize for […] The post Strand Critics Awards 2015 appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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Tips For Historical Fiction Writers
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by Florence Sethi
2w ago
Ten things I learned during my writing journey Since I was a lifelong librarian, and in the book world to some degree, I thought I would have an advantage doing the necessary research for the historical murder mysteries. Nothing was further from the truth. I had a lot to learn. Here are ten tips for […] The post Tips For Historical Fiction Writers appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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Who Knew?
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by L. K. Bowen
1M ago
About two years ago, I sold my first novel, For Worse. Now, finally, it’s just a matter of weeks until my “pub date,” as we in the industry nonchalantly refer to a day on which I fully expect my head to explode. It was a seven year journey from the time I first thought of […] The post Who Knew? appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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The Awards go to: Alex Segura, Stacy Willingham, Lee Child, James Lee Burke, Nita Prose, and Dan Smetanka
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by Andrew Gulli
1M ago
Final Report on the Strand Critics Awards… (Alex Segura, Stacy Willingham, Lee Child, James Lee Burke, Nita Prose, and Dan Smetanka took home the top awards via a virtual ceremony held on Wednesday, Jan 10)   Alex Segura in his first nomination for Best Novel took home the top prize for Secret Identity (Flatiron Books). […] The post The Awards go to: Alex Segura, Stacy Willingham, Lee Child, James Lee Burke, Nita Prose, and Dan Smetanka appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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The Usual Suspect by Jeffery Deaver
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by Andrew Gulli
2M ago
The Usual Suspect by Jeffery Deaver   Ted Evans typed the last line of what he’d just written and scrolled through the document once more. Good. Still, his finger hovered over the return key, which, when pushed, would send his blog into the ozone for a hundred or a thousand or a million people to […] The post The Usual Suspect by Jeffery Deaver appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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Crime in WW2 London by Mark Ellis
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by Andrew Gulli
2M ago
  Crime in WW2 London   I write a series about a Scotland Yard detective, DCI Frank Merlin battling crime in World War Two London. The facts of wartime crime in London and the country at large are surprising. World War Two was a boom time for British crime. Between 1939 and 1945, reported crime […] The post Crime in WW2 London by Mark Ellis appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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ENGLISH CRIME STORIES FOR A WINTER NIGHT
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by Liz Fielding
3M ago
ENGLISH CRIME STORIES FOR A WINTER NIGHT England is a small country, but the variety of landscapes is endless and the landscape sculpts the character of the people whose families have lived there for generations. There are the counties on the edge where the rest of the world doesn’t pass through. The only reason to […] The post ENGLISH CRIME STORIES FOR A WINTER NIGHT appeared first on Strand Mag ..read more
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