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April Breaking News: Derringer Awards Finalist

Terrific News for Mme Sylvia Warsh Congratulations to Mme Sylvia Warsh! Sylvia’s short story “A Cabin in the Woods” has been named a finalist in the “Short Stories” Category for the 2019 Derringer Awards! You can read Sylvia’s story in … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: April 2019

HAPPY SPRING TO ALL OUR READERS! April is an amazing month for Canadian crime writing and especially for the Mesdames. We don’t just emerge from hibernation – we ROAR! What’s more, April opens crime writing award season! And we’ve got plenty … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: March 2019

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Dear Readers! Our Mesdames are going West this month to Left Coast Crime in Vancouver, B. C.  A number of our Mesdames and a Monsieur are participating in other events, as well as celebrating new stories … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day! February is a busy month for the Mesdames with the year’s first new book launch, new events – and of course,  the Ontario Public Library Association’s annual superconference. FIRST NEW BOOK OF 2019! And Gina is back! … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: January 2019

Happy New Year Readers! In 2018, the Mesdames of Mayhem had a truly fabulous year to share with you.  In 2019, we’re looking forward to meeting many more of you at our upcoming events and workshops, as well as through your … Continue reading

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2018: WOW WHAT A YEAR!

Happy New Year Readers! In 2018, the Mesdames of Mayhem came into their own. We had a truly fabulous year: a major new venture, awards and critical recognition and many book and story publications. We’re looking forward to another terrific … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: DECEMBER 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MESDAMES! The year is winding down but the Mesdames are still making news. Our very successful anthology, 13 Claws, remained a highlight in 2018, garnering four Arthur Ellis nominations!! What’s more, Mme Catherine Astolfo won this year’s Arthur Ellis Best Short Story Award … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE – NOVEMBER

Greetings, Readers! It’s November, time to get cozy with your favorite books, especially crime fiction! And for the hardy authors among us, it’s National Novel Writing Month, the annual writing marathon where participating writers aim to churn out 50,000 words … Continue reading

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CONTEST ANNOUNCED FOR IN THE KEY OF THIRTEEN!

    Announcing our second short story contest for Canadian writers previously unpublished in the genre of crime fiction. The winning story will be included in our fourth anthology, In the Key of Thirteen, to be published in 2019. Check … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE – OCTOBER

Happy Thanksgiving and Halloween Readers! October is one of the busiest times of the year for authors – and readers. The nights are getting colder, the nights longer: all the better to cozy up with a delicious crime novel. Word on the Street … Continue reading

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