Welcome back, Readers!
We hope you had a great summer holiday.
September begins with a bang for the Mesdames, with a new book by Mme Melodie Campbell, and lots more book news and events.
September also has one of the year’s most important writing events, Toronto’s annual Word on the Street. The Mesdames will be back hosting their own table and will be helping out at tables sponsored by Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime. Do pay us a visit!
PUBLICATION AND BOOK LAUNCH NEWS
“If you killed before, you can kill again.” Crime Club (Orca Books Soundings) Mme Melodie Campbell’s latest novel, Crime Club, launches on Sunday, September 1, 2019, and is available on Amazon and at Chapters/Indigo.
Follow 16-year-old Penny and her new group of friends as they investigate the mystery of a 20-year-old human bone and skeleton buried in her aunt’s backyard.
Official launch and media event at Eastgate Mall, Hamilton, on October 4th. More details to come…
Mme Lisa De Nikolits launches her new novel, The Occult Persuasion and the Anarchist’s Solution, on Thursday, September 26th, 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Queen Books, 914 Queen Street East.
On Thursday, September 19th, Mme Rosemary McCracken talks to Sisters in Crime Toronto (SinC Toronto) about “traditional” cozy mysteries. And how the Queen of Cozies Agatha Christie’s novels follow the 21 elements of cozy mysteries.
The SinC Toronto meeting begins at 7:00 pm begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 200 at the Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd (just a block north of Eglinton subway station on Yonge, or half a block west of Yonge). Guests are welcome. Cost is $5.
Besides being at our Mesdames booth for Word on the Street, Rosemary will be at the Crime Writers of Canada booth from 2:30 to 4 pm together with fellow authors, M. H. Callway and Madona Skaff (11:30 to 1 pm) and Sylvia Warsh (1:00 to 2:30 pm).
On Saturday, September 28th, Mme Rosemary McCracken joins Crime Writers of Canada authors Anita Arvast, Diane Bator, Nanci Pattenden, Maggie Petru and Judy Penz Sheluk at 1:30 p.m. at the Orangeville Public Library in Orangeville, Ontario. They’ll be talking about crime writing and its various sub-genres.
The Mesdames of Mayhem are back in 2019 hosting their own table at this annual event for book lovers. This year we will be inside Harbourfront Centre sharing space in the Marilyn Brewer Community Centre with other writer associations.
Come visit us at booth WB3 in the Writers’ Block from 10 am to 5 pm:
10 am to 12 noon: Jane Burfield and M. H. Callway
10 am to 11 am: Lisa De Nikolits
12 noon to 2 pm: Rosemary McCracken and Ed Piwowarczyk
2 to 3 pm: Rosemary Aubert and Madona Skaff
3 to 4 pm: Sylvia Warsh and Marilyn Kay
4 to 5 pm: Lynne Murphy and Marilyn Kay
And don’t forget…
Our 4th anthology In the Key of 13, featuring tales of music and murder by some of Canada’s leading crime fiction authors, launches on Saturday, October 26th from 2 to 4 pm at Sleuth of Baker Street, Millwood Road, Toronto.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON.CA!