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LIMESTONE EXPO: A Fab Cross Genre Conference

 Mme M. H. Callway attended Limestone Expo held in Kingston ON, July 23 to 24th.  This is the conference’s second year. Here we reproduce her blog on the conference: NEWS: Limestone Expo – Fab Cross Genre Con Limestone Genre Expo, a … Continue reading

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The Reviewers Speak (and they like us)

The Mesdames of Mayhem anthology, 13 O’clock, has garnered two recent reviews, both great. Vanessa Westermann writes in Vanessa’s Picks in the April issue of the Sleuth of Baker Street newsletter: M.H. Callway very kindly sent me a copy of 13 … 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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I’m Not My Protagonist by Melodie Campbell

Just released! THE GODDAUGHTER CAPER!  A smart talking mob goddaughter who doesn’t want to be one. A bumbling mob family that never gets it right!  Strange things keep happening in Steeltown.  A body shows up in the trunk of Gina’s … Continue reading

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News from Left Coast Crime 2016, Phoenix, Arizona, Feb 25 to 28th

Mesdames Jane Burfield, M. H. Callway and Melodie Campbell joined several fellow Canadian crime writers in Phoenix, Arizona for this year’s Left Coast Crime conference. Phoenix offers  southwest architecture, fiery Texmex cuisine and sunny, 75 degree weather – what’s not to like! Frozen Canadians … 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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The Mesdames’ Sparkling Year!

Farewell 2014, but what a terrific year it’s been: New books, dazzling awards and critical acclaim, oh, my! And the New Year promises the Mesdames more new books and success, which I’ll highlight in my upcoming blog. But first, let’s … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, Lynne Murphy ~ by Joan O’Callaghan

Authors, teachers, business-women, and so much more… Our own Joan O’Callaghan presents a series of interviews with each of our Mesdames. Lynne Murphy read her first mystery when she was about eight. It was “The Secret in the Old Well” … Continue reading

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Raising a Glass to the Best Bloody Conference Ever! ~ by Donna Carrick

What do you call 250 Canadian Crime Writers at the Toronto Hyatt Regency in June? A Bloody Blast, that’s what! Chaired by our own Mme Cheryl Freedman (aka She Who Must Be Obeyed), featuring Canadian Guest of Honour Vicki Delany, … Continue reading

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Arthur Ellis Awards ~ June 5, 2014, Arts & Letters Club, Toronto

Well, Friends, the results are in. Our beloved THIRTEEN did not win the Arthur Ellis Award last night, but it certainly made a terrific showing, with TWO nominations for Best Short Story. Our two nominees are: Watermelon Weekend by Donna … Continue reading

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