In the Spirit of 13, (Carrick Publishing 2022)

Our fifth anthology, In the Spirit of 13, is set to release on October 30, 2022! Join us at our favourite bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street in Toronto, on October 30 at 2pm ET!

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Mesdames and Messieurs of Mayhem have let their imaginations run wild to bring you their fifth anthology, In the Spirit of 13. Does “spirit’ mean ghost or demon – or debunking of same? Or simply the evil in twisted human hearts? Or could it be alcohol? You must read these 23 tales to find out!

The Mesdames and Messieurs of Mayhem are established award-winning authors as well as talented new writers. They aimed to keep their stories light-hearted to counter the world’s troubled times, but some of them have strayed into the dark. They are crime writers after all!

Laugh, shed a tear and prepare to be deliciously frightened.

M.H. Callway, Project Manager – Foreword, Amdur’s Ghost
Donna Carrick, Editor – Beloved Ink
Ed Piwowarczyk, Copy Editor – The Haunting of Mississippi Belle
Catherine Astolfo – The Spirit of St. Lewis
Rosemary Aubert – The Phone
J.E. Barnard – Rubies for Romeo
Melodie Campbell – The Kindred Spirits Detective Agency
Lisa de Nikolits – In a Land of Fear and Denial
Cheryl Freedman – Possessed
Therese Greenwood – The Iron Princess
Marilyn Kay – Rise Up
Blair Keetch – To Catch a Kumiho
Sylvia Maultash Warsh – Aunt Bertie Tries to Save the World
Rosemary McCracken – The Fur Coat Conundrum
Cat Mills – The Dollhouse
Lynne Murphy – The Trespassers, Gracie, the Invisible Dog
Jane Petersen Burfield – Whispers
Rosalind Place – A Faint Disturbance of Hope
Madona Skaff – Moving On
Caro Soles – The Yellow Bird
Kevin P. Thornton – The Fixer
Melissa Yi – The Mob Bar Mob