Enlightening & Informative Articles

When it comes to a unique mix of articles, The Strand has it, from a series that profiles the great detectives of our time (including Campion, Poirot, and the non-fictional Vidocq), to a look at mysteries on trains, to an exploration of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca.
Whether you are a seasoned mystery buff or just someone who enjoys a good read, The Strand has something for you.



The Great Detectives: Lord Peter Wimsey

Edgar Alan Poe and Mystery Fiction
by Steven Rachman

The Great Detectives: Maigret
by Peter Haining

Mystery Trains: Crime Writers and the Railway
by Professor Ian Bell
Ian Bell explores the long relationship between mysteries and the railway, from Murder on the Orient Express to The Lady Vanishes crime and intrigue on trains have been a good mix…

Great Detectives:Vidocq
by Mike Ashley
Mike Ashley looks at the life of Vidocq a thief turned turned detective who was to prove the inspiration for many great fictional detectives…

Great Detectives: Father Brown
by John Peterson
John Peterson profiles G.K. Chestertons cherubic priest-detective Father Brown…

The Talented Ms. Highsmith
by Loring Silet
Professor Loring Silet looks at Patricia Highsmith, the author of The Talented Mr. Ripley…

Raffles: The Gentleman Thief
By Richard Bleiler
A profile of the thief with white gloves, the creation of E.W. Hornung who has endeared himself to fans for almost a century.

Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca
by Loring Silet
An in-depth look at perhaps Daphne Du Muarier’s finest novel Rebecca which was filmed in 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock.

The Great Detectives: Albert Campion
by Mike Ripley
Margery Allingham’s detective Albert Campion is profile by mystery writer Mike Ripley, who looks Campion, his manservant Lugg, and their creator.



The Great Detectives: Hercule Poirot Part I
by Michael Bowen
Mike Bowen delves behind the egg-shaped head of little Belgian detective to find out what makes his little grey cells never tire of solving cases!