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13 Claws: A Sample Bite of Stories, Part 3

NEWS UPDATE – A TERRIFIC HONOUR FOR THE MESDAMES! Mesdames Lisa de Nikolits and Cathy Dunphy are thrilled to be appearing at Life in the Beach, the Authors’ Dinner, next Thursday, Sept 28th, 6 pm at the Balmy Beach Club, … Continue reading

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MESDAMES ON THE MOVE: SEPTEMBER

WE’RE BACK!! And Fall 2017 is going to be hot and super busy for The Mesdames. BIG NEWS! Our first Big News item: 13 Claws, our latest anthology is going to press! We have received a wonderful endorsement from renowned Canadian … Continue reading

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A Hot Wind in August plus 13 Claws: A Sample Bite of Stories – Part 2!

The fall promises to be hot for the Mesdames! Mme Melodie Campbell, our Queen of Comedy, has just announced her new book, Worst Date Ever! Just looking at the rogues gallery on the cover will make you dial 911 for help but failing … 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 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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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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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 The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction is March 15, 2017.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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WOW! 2016 What a Year!

FABULOUS EVENTS!! The Mesdames sponsored and attended numerous book launches, readings and public events in 2016.  Our highlight of the year was Sept 25th at Word on the Street, Toronto’s classic book fair in support of writers, readers and literacy. We had our booth … Continue reading

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE MESDAMES!

  This year, 2016, was another terrific year for the Mesdames with several new books and short stories published! We love our readers – we wouldn’t be here without you. There’s no greater reward than hearing: “I loved your characters – I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Mesdames Salute Sisters in Crime

REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS By Editor: Lynne Murphy In October of 1992 Bouchercon was held in Toronto for the first time. On the opening evening there was a dinner, hosted by Sisters in Crime International, and Sara Paretsky was the main speaker. … Continue reading

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