by Dan Friedman, MD and Eugene Friedman, MD

The city of London in Great Britain would never be the same after the late summer and early autumn of 1888. That was the time when the infamous “Jack the Ripper” killer exploded onto the scene with a series of brutal murders. This malevolent individual left a bloody trail of ... More>

03/03/2015
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by Steven Gore

Call this an admission, even a confession. In lines that became classic the moment they reached their first readers, Michael Connelly began The Brass Verdict with his protagonist, Mickey Haller, asserting: “Everybody lies. Cops lie. Lawyers lie. Witnesses lie. The victims lie. A trial is a ... More>

03/02/2015
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by Strand

Do not overwork your manuscript, striving for perfection. Avoid literary snobbery. Don’t try to appear more erudite than you are. Believe passionately that what you have written is good because you may be in for a bumpy ride. It is important that you learn to take rejection ... More>

02/27/2015
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by Sandra Block

I still remember the day I fell in love with the alluring, impenetrable mystery of the brain. I was sixteen, during a humid July in summer school. (I had actually chosen to go to summer school, obviously prone to such nerdy infatuations.) Flipping ... More>

02/26/2015
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by John M. Floyd

(Editor's Note: John Floyd has written over a half dozen stories for the Strand. His stories are an editor's dream, they are written cleanly, always have a twist, and contain so much in most of the time under 6,000 words. We're proud that John has been nominated for an Edgar Award ... More>

02/17/2015
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