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Mesdames Abroad Part 4

On Location…in the west of England, long ago… In Part 4 of our travel series, Melodie Campbell, our Queen of Comedy, tells us how travel lead to a haunting and inspiring setting for her comic time travel novel, Rowena Through … 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 The deadline for submissions by authors previously unpublished in crime fiction is March 15, 2017.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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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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Mesdames on the Move–April

Arthur Ellis and Bony Blithe Nominations–The Short Lists!                     Two of the biggest nights of the year for Canadian crime writers happen this month. On Thursday, April 14th, the finalists for … 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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