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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 -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 The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction is March 15, 2017.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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Learn With the Mesdames No. 1

Over the next few months we will be publishing a series of blogs from Mesdames who write and also teach writing. This month we feature our Queen of Comedy, Mme. Melodie Campbell, author of the Goddaughter mysteries.   Vegetables for … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move-Jan. 2017

It’s 2017! How did that happen? The Mesdames of Mayhem are getting back to work after a holiday break,  teaching classes, appearing on panels and encouraging the public to read more books.  We hope everyone gave and received lots of … Continue reading

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BOUCHERCON 2016: FUN IN THE BIG EASY!

Bouchercon 2016 took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. For those who don’t know, it’s the biggest, brassiest crime fiction conference in North America. And what better place to party than in New Orleans with neon-lit bars, music, great food, voodoo shops and haunted mansions!  I’ve only … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move October

The Mesdames of Mayhem at Word on the Street Sunday, September 25th was a glorious fall day in Toronto and at Harbourfront the city’s book lovers were out to meet their favourite authors and celebrate literacy at Word on the … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move: September!

Mesdames at Word on the Street–Sunday, Sept 25th! September brings the most important day in Toronto’s literary year —Word on the Street. This year at Harbourfront,   we Mesdames of Mayhem will have our own booth at the event for the first time. Eight of us will be there … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move – Update for August

Editor, Mme Lynne Murphy, is on holiday from August 3 to 17th. She will be back with more news after Aug 18th. On August 17th, 6:30 to 8 pm, the Mesdames of Mayhem are guests at Authors Night at Albert … Continue reading

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Lovely in Her Bones, The Bony Blithe Award by Cheryl Freedman

LOVELY IN HER BONES! That’s Bony Blithe, patron of the eponymously named Bony Blithe Award (known formally as the Bloody Words Light Mystery Award, but try saying that 10 times quickly) “for books that make us smile.”   The award … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake and Cozies: Mme Vicki Delany’s new book

Last Tuesday, February 10th, Mme Vicki Delany launched her new cozy mystery series in her hometown of Picton, Ontario. The temperatures were frigid outside, but Mme M. H. Callway and friend and author, Gail Hamilton, joined the warm crowd at … Continue reading

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