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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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The Mesdames Walk the Talk – #3

M. H. Callway: The Mesdames have tried many different – and some unusual – venues to get our names out there. Mmes Joan and Cathy Astolfo both have friends involved in community and dinner theatre. Mystery plays, like Agatha Christie’s … Continue reading

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Mesdames on the Move–February

On Jan. 21st the Mesdames of Mayhem were out in force to support their colleague, Mme. Joan O’Callaghan at the launch of her late husband’s book, Maverick Publisher. Joan O’Callaghan endured several sleepless nights worrying about everything from whether 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, 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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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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Meet the Mesdames, Rosemary McCracken ~ 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. Born and raised in Montreal, Rosemary McCracken has worked on newspapers across Canada as a reporter, arts writer and … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, Lisa de Nikolits ~ 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. Lisa has a great passion for mystery, crime and short stories and is thrilled to be invited to join … Continue reading

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Meet the Mesdames, Madeleine Harris-Callway ~ 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. Madeleine Harris-Callway (M.H. Callway) is the founder of our author collective, the Mesdames of Mayhem. Her debut novel, Windigo … Continue reading

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