Tag Archives: crime stories

BIG NEWS: 13 CLAWS SHORT STORY CONTEST!

The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce a crime fiction short story contest for Canadian writers previously unpublished in the genre. The winning story will be included in our third anthology, 13 Claws, to be published in 2017. Many … 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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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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BIG NEWS: OUR THIRD ANTHOLOGY 13 CLAWS!

The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to announce their third anthology, 13 Claws, to be published by Carrick Publishing in September, 2017 in time for Bouchercon Toronto! All the stories in 13 Claws will be about animals: cats, dogs, bears, snakes  – and that’s … 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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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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Mesdames on the Move: March

Great News!! Thirteen O’clock is one of the top ten best selling books written by women for 2015 at our favourite Toronto bookstore, Sleuth of Baker Street. Marian Misters, co-owner of Sleuth, gave us the good news at the February meeting of the … 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, D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh~ 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. D.J. (Dorothy) McIntosh left her professional job to carve out a career as an author. It took almost ten … Continue reading

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