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Welcome to New Beginnings, Dear Readers! As our Mesdames and Messieurs continue to write and make plans for 2021, good news from last year keeps popping up. This issue kicks off with the January 2021 issue of  The Big Thrill … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Bad Girl Blog

The Mesdames of Mayhem: How long has your blog been running? Melodie: Ten years this month! Wow. The Mesdames: Why did you start blogging? Melodie: My first novel publisher was a big fan of social media, and put me on … Continue reading

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More News for Mesdames of Mayhem               On Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. in Toronto’s Northern District Library, Mmes Sylvia Warsh and Caro Soles join other historical crime fiction authors Nate Hendley, (moderator), … 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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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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Mystery Mondays: Melodie Campbell on First Person

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
I’m so pleased to host Melodie Campbell on Mystery Mondays today. Melodie was one of the first authors to connect with me when I started out. She’s generous with her advice.  She’s full of encouragement.…

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Mystery Mondays: Lisa de Nikolits on Chasing Her Muse

Originally posted on KRISTINA STANLEY:
It’s always a pleasure to host Lisa de Nikolits on Mystery Mondays. Not only is she a Canadian author, her enthusiasm and happiness always comes through. She’s got a great story to share with you…

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Sleepless nights on the crime beat

Originally posted on Moving Target:
Just as exploring the minds and motivations of dark characters may be disturbing for crime fiction writers, journalists covering cases of violent crime may find listening to court testimony unsettling. Jeremy Grimaldi The 10 months…

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