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Mesdames Abroad Part Two: Cruising with Crime on My Mind

This month we present Mme. Catherine Astolfo in the second of our series of travel blogs. She describes the delights of her recent visit to the Baltic. As a mystery/psychological suspense writer, I have the what-if-someone-did-this-and-why gene. Therefore I am … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: July /August 2017

The Mesdames of Mayhem are taking it easy this summer to laze in the sun like our kitty companion here, to travel and to write, write, write! Throughout the summer, we’ll be featuring more blogs on how we’ve combined our love of writing with our … Continue reading

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Mesdames Abroad- Part One

Welcome to our new series of travel blogs, Mesdames Abroad, looking at different destinations with a writer’s eye. This month we feature Mme. Catherine Dunphy and her experience running a Scottish bookshop. A retired journalist (do journalists ever really retire?), Cathy is the author … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: June 2017

June is a busy month for the Mesdames leading up to our summer break when we’ll be doing what authors do – WRITING!  Things get super-hot again in the fall with Word on the Street and Bouchercon 2017, the crime fiction world conference. And of course, the launch of our latest … Continue reading

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Learn With the Mesdames Part 5

The Student Turned Teacher by Rosemary McCracken This is another in our series on Mesdames who teach and also learn along with their students. This month we feature Mme. Rosemary McCracken, author of the Pat Tierney series. Rosemary’s most recent … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move-May 2017

AND THE WINNER IS: For our upcoming anthology, 13 Claws, the Mesdames ran a contest for authors who had never before published a crime fiction story. We had a large number of quality entries so the decision was not easy. We’re delighted to announce … Continue reading

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Learn With the Mesdames Part 4: A Pleasant Summer Sojourn!

Summer Learning: A Most Pleasant Sojourn  By Rosemary Aubert This is another in our series of blogs by Mesdames who teach and also learn, along with their students. This month we feature Mme. Rosemary Aubert, author of the acclaimed  Ellis Portal … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move–April, 2017

THE ARTHUR ELLIS AWARDS ARE COMING!   The  biggest night of the year for  Crime Writers of Canada (next to the Arthur Ellis banquet itself) will take place Thursday, April 20th when the shortlist for this year’s Arthur Ellis Awards will be … Continue reading

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Learn With the Mesdames Part 3: The Accidental Teacher

This continues our series by Mesdames who teach. This month we feature Mme. Sylvia Warsh, who writes about her experiences working with seniors. Sylvia is the author of the Dr. Rebecca Temple series. Her novel Find Me Again won an Edgar award. … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move -March 2017 – An Update

CALLING ALL NEW CRIME FICTION AUTHORS! Only 5 days to submit your crime fiction story to 13 Claws. The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction is March 15, 2017.  Check the tab on this website for submission rules! *** … Continue reading

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