The Strand was the very first magazine to publish Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes short stories. So I coughed up my coffee this morning to see they’ve named Tomboy on their list of top 25 mysteries of 2022, alongside Anne Cleeves (The Heron’s Cry), SA Cosby (My Darkest Prayer), Cara Black (Night Flight to Paris), and Barbara Graham (What Jonah Knew.)
Here’s what they had to say:
“Who doesn’t like a reporter story that is not only prescient but character driven? That makes Tomboy one of those rare historical novels that’ll have you searching for something similar–it won’t be easy, this one is a unicorn.”
STRAND MAGAZINE, Best 25 mysteries of 2022.