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!


Melodie Campbell

Mel Campbell

Cover of Crime Club“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…


Lisa de Nikolits

Lisa De Nikolits

The Occult PersuasionMme 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.

In Lisa’s seriocomic thriller, a post-retirement couple embarks on an unintentionally life-changing around-the-world adventure. Now available on pre-order at Chapters/Indigo and on Amazon.




Rosemary McCrackenOn 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).

Madona Skaff

Madona Skaff

M. H. Callway

Sylvia Warsh






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.


Word on the Street Toronto




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.

Marilyn Kay

Marilyn Kay

Lynne Murphy

Lynne Murphy

Rosemary Aubert

Rosemary Aubert

Jane Petersen Burfield

Jane Burfield

Ed Piwowarczyk

Ed Piwowarczyk






Madona Skaff

Madona Skaff

Sylvia Warsh

Sylvia Warsh

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
to 3 pm: Rosemary Aubert and Madona Skaff
to 4 pm: Sylvia Warsh and Marilyn Kay
4 to 5 pm: Lynne Murphy
and Marilyn Kay

WotS Map 2019

And don’t forget…

In the Key of 13Our 4th anthology In the Key of 13, featuring tales of music and murder by some of Canada’s leading crime fiction authors, launches on SaturdayOctober 26th from 2 to 4 pm at Sleuth of Baker Street, Millwood Road, Toronto.



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