NEWS FLASH: Word on the Street and More Great Book News!

The Mesdames have more happening to share this September.


Uncharted WqtersLet’s start with the good news that Rosemary McCracken’s latest book, Uncharted Waters, is now available in paperback as well in all ebook formats, including Kobo.

Rosemary McCracken


Death by Association

Madona Skaff







Come join Madona Skaff-Koren at the Crime Writers of Canada virtual table in Word on the Street’s 2020 Virtual Marketplace. Madona will be showcasing her latest book, Death by Association, as well as the first in the Naya series the page-turning Journey of a Thousand Steps. To access Madona’s booth at the WOTS 2020 Virtual Marketplace:

Madona will be available throughout the day from September 21-30, 2020. All are welcome to browse. If you wish to purchase one or more books, however, you will need to register and log-in.


Skellngton Bony BlitheAnd now a word from Cheryl Freedman about submissions for the 2021 Bloody Words Light Mystery Award:

Our favourite skelington, Bony Blithe, is back and looking for entries to the 2021 Bloody Words Light Mystery Award (aka the Bony Blithe Award). The submission rules are now available at If you have any questions about the award, including whether your book is eligible, please write to us at

The award includes a $1000 cash prize as well as a charming, light-hearted trophy.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the pandemic will abate so we can celebrate Bony Blithe’s 10th birthday <huzzah!> with our annual Bloody Words Mini-con and Award Gala on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the High Park Club in Toronto.

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