Monthly Archives: January 2014

Sex in Fiction – Part II: the powerful intimacy of words… ~ Donna Carrick

The notion of sex in fiction is one that has ‘stirred’ authors, especially during the past 100 years. Of course, sex and its corresponding representation in the literary arts dates back long before that, but it’s within the last century … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None ~ West End Studio Theatre, Feb/2014

The Mesdames of Mayhem are joining forces with the original Madame of Mayhem, the wonderful Agatha Christie via the West End Studio Theatre (W.E.S.T.) in Oakville, for their forthcoming production of And Then There Were None. In this superlative mystery, … Continue reading

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The Three C’S to Publication ~ M.H. Callway

​What happens after you are shortlisted – or even win – the Debut Dagger or the Unhanged Arthur? Will you finally get published? The answer, based on my personal experience and that of my friends, is definitely YES. ​That said, … Continue reading

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Murder by the Book — the mystery of playwriting, by Mat Kelly

Blackmail, greed, jealousy, a body in the library, and a locked door. Recently one of my plays, about a murder that takes place in an all-women’s mystery writers club was put on by the Village Theatre in Waterdown. The Mesdames … Continue reading

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See You Later, Alligator ~ Joan O’Callaghan

If there is anything the recent ice storm has taught us, it is how helpless we can be when confronted with the forces of nature. And while there is much to be said for the traditional weaponry when plotting a … Continue reading

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Funny Lady Melodie Campbell featured in the Sunday Sun, Jan. 5/14

We’re incredibly proud of our own Mme Melodie Campbell, Crime Writer and Queen of Literary Comedy. On January 5, 2014, she was featured in the Toronto Sunday Sun! See below for the entire article by Linda White:

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Music, Music, Music…and Books ~ by Catherine Astolfo

“She looks like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.” What does this tell you about the character of a woman who thinks this about her friend? (Especially since that friend has just careened off their balcony to … Continue reading

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