Monthly Archives: October 2017

Scratching beneath the surface of 13 Claws

The Mesdames of Mayhem and their readers turned out at Sleuth of Baker Street yesterday to launch 13 Claws. And a fabulous time was had by all! Launch party planner Catherine Dunphy (shown above with Ed Piwowarczyk) had issued strict … Continue reading

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13 Claws unleashed!

It’s here! 13 Claws, the Mesdames of Mayhem’s third crime anthology, is hot off the press from Carrick Publishing. The 17 tales by acclaimed Canadian crime writers are cozies, noirs and thrillers, and each has a critter in its spotlight: … Continue reading

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Memories of Bouchercon

Bouchercon 2017 was a fabulous four-day party set in Toronto. It ended on Sunday, but the memories will linger on. The fruit of five years of planning by Toronto’s Janet Costello and Helen Nelson, the international conference at Toronto’s Sheraton … Continue reading

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Budapest, Vienna and Prague

Just back from three cities that I missed on previous visits to Europe: Budapest, Vienna and Prague. We started with Budapest, a city I’ve long wanted to see. Hungary’s capital has magnificent architecture, all the more stunning at night when … Continue reading

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