Summer is over, alas, and the Mesdames are back to a busy schedule of public appearances and launches.

41KYdKTrX8L__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_On Saturday, October 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Mme. Melodie Campbell and co-author Cynthia St. Pierre will entertain at a cyber launch party for their new novel in the Fascination with Mystery series, A Killer Necklace. This will be The World’s First Simultaneous Google and Facebook Launch Party! Drop by and join in the festivities. There will be prizes.

cover4Sunday, October 25th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Mesdames will be hosting the print launch party for 13 O’clock, our new anthology, at Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore, 907 Millwood Road. Families, friends and fans are all invited. There will be readings, refreshments and , of course, copies of The Book for sale. Come in Halloween costume to add to the atmosphere.

Want to meet the Mesdames at your neighbourhood library and other venues or catch them on the air this month?

Thursday, October 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mount Pleasant Branch, Toronto Public Library, 599 Mount Pleasant Road meet Mmes. M.H. Callway, D.J. McIntosh, Rosemary McCracken and Lisa De Nikolits.

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MesdamesBlog5 ThatGoldenSummerFrontCoverTuesday, October 20th from 6:30 to 8:00 Brentwood Branch, Toronto Public Library, 36 Brentwood Road North, meet Mmes. Joan O’Callaghan, D.J. McIntosh and Catherine Dunphy.

Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. hear Mme. M.H. Callway interviewed on Sirius XM Radio.

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Tuesday, October 27th at 8:15, Mmes. Joan O’Callaghan, Sylvia Warsh and D.J. McIntosh will be guests of the National Council of Jewish Women (private event).

And, to set the mood for Halloween, on Friday, October 30th,, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mmes. Catherine Astolfo , Melodie Campbell and our friend, Janet Bolin will read spooky and mysterious tales at the Main Gallery of the Beaux-Arts Brampton , 74 Main Street North in Brampton.

Keep following us. We already have an exciting schedule planned for November.

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13 O’Clock Launch Party – Oct. 25, 2pm, Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore

Hope to see you there!

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13 O’Clock Launch Party – Oct. 25, 2pm, Sleuth of Baker Street Bookstore

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Print Launch Party 13 O’clock

cover4The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce the print edition of their second anthology, 13 O’clock.

Join us at our launch party, Sunday, October 25th from 2 to 4 pm at our favorite bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street, 907 Millwood Road, Toronto.

Authors will read from their stories. Refreshments will be served!

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nEvermore! — a Tribute to Poe

Mme Rosemary McCracken interviews Mme Caro Soles and her partner-in-crime, Nancy Kilpatrick, about their new book, nEvermore!, a tribute anthology to Edgar Allen Poe.

They financed the book using crowd sourcing: innovative and courageous!  Several best-selling authors contributed to the book, including Margaret Atwood.

We’re also proud to point out that Mme Jane Burfield’s gothic story in the collection was singled out for critical praise!

Click the link below to go to Rosemary’s blog for the full interview.

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Several Mesdames of Mayhem events this week!

Tuesday, September 29th, 6:30 to 8 pm, Mme M. H. Callway joins fellow crime writers Rob Brunet, Sharon Crawford and Karen Shenfeld reading at the Runnymede Library, 2178 Bloor St. West.

And DOUBLE HEADER on Wednesday, September 30th.

Mme Lisa de Nikolits celebrates the release of her terrific thriller, Between the Cracks She Fell.

And Mesdames Catherine Astolfo, M. H. Callway, Rosemary McCracken and Joan O’Callaghan entertain readers at the Oshawa Public Library, 65 Bagot Street, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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TODAY, September 26th, Mmes Jane Burfield and Caro Soles will be on hand at our favorite bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street from 2 to 4 pm.

They will be celebrating the launch of the fabulous Poe-tribute anthology, Nevermore.

11102877_10152871900629010_5934057974455527064_nTOMORROW, Sept 27th, several of the Mesdames will be on hand at Word on the Street from 11 am to 6 pm at Toronto’s Harbourfront Park.

Join us at the Sisters in Crime booth at W5 and Crime Writers of Canada booth #147.

So far, in attendance will be Mmes Mel Campbell, M. H. Callway, Lisa DeNikolits,  Rosemary McCracken, D. J. McIntosh, Caro Soles and Sylvia Warsh.

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Join us today from 3 pm to 10 pm EST to celebrate the launch of the Mesdames of Mayhem’s new anthology, 13 O’clock.

Meet the authors and win a free copy! Click here for your  invitation!

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Meet the authors of 13 O’clock!

Mesdames Lynne Murphy1Mme Lynne Murphy is a retired journalist and the co-founder of the Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Her short crime fiction has been published in several anthologies, including the Mesdames first book, Thirteen.

In 13 O’clock, Lynnes’s story “Being Leda Fox” tell what dire things can happen when you borrow a name tag at a crime writers’ conference….

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Mme Sylvia Maultash Warsh is the author of critically acclaimed novels and stories. Her novel, Find Me Again, won an Edgar award and her short story in Thirteen, “The Emerald Skull,” was nominated for an Arthur for Best Short Story.

Sylvia is working on an historical novel.

In 13 O’clock, Sylvia spins the tale of a feisty Jewish lady who refuses to believe her ex-husband’s death was accidental. The timing was all wrong in “Life is a Big Headache on a Noisy Street”.

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Mme Joan is the author of three non-fiction books and over 30 educational publications. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies. Her flash fiction story, “Torch Song for Two Voices” won the national competition held by Polar Expressions and appears in the anthology, That Golden Summer.

In 13 O’clock, Joan goes back in time to describe the dangers faced by learned women in the Middle Ages in the tale, “Thrice the Brinded Cat”.


Ed Piwowarczyk is a veteran journalist and has worked as a copy editor for the National Post, the Toronto Sun, and Harlequin. A lifelong fan of crime fiction, he now has turned his hand to writing. His debut story appeared in the anthology, World Enough and Crime.

The Mesdames thank Ed for his expertise in copy editing the text of the stories in 13 O’clock.

In 13 O’clock, Ed tells a chilling tale about what happens when time passes you by in “Life Lesson”.

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Meet the authors of 13 O’clock!

Mme Lisa DeNikolits is the award-winning author of five literary novels, all with an element of crime. Her new novel, Between the Cracks she Fell, launches on Sept 30th.

Stay tuned for details of the launch event!

In her story “Troubled Times”, Lisa tells how a beautiful Art Deco watch causes deep trouble for a young woman.

Mme Catherine Dunphy was a leading reporter for the Toronto Star for 25 years. She has written novels for young adults as well as the biography of a highly controversial figure in Canadian history.

Hard at work on a literary novel, she also crafts short crime fiction. In her 13 O’clock story,  “Beat the Clock” her unusual hero must do just that to save a life.

Cheryl FreedmanMme Cheryl Freedman is a mainstay of Canadian crime writing.  She founded and ran our national conference, Bloody Words, and helped create The Bony Blithe Award for light mysteries.

Cheryl works as a respected editor which leaves her little time to write her own work.  We are delighted to have one of her first crime stories, “Mirror, Mirror” as part of 13 O’clock.  In “Mirror, Mirror” two unique sleuths investigate a disappearance in a highly unusual setting….


Mme Rosemary McCracken is the creator of the popular Pat Tierney series of mystery novels, Safe Harbour and Black Water . She has been a finalist for the Unhanged Arthur, Debut Dagger and Derringer awards.

Rosemary is working on the third Pat Tierney novel.

In 13 O’clock, Pat uncovers financial misdeeds in an inheritance in “The Nick of Time”.

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