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Thirteen by [Mesdames of Mayhem]
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** Recipient of two nominations for the coveted Arthur Ellis Award 2014 for Best Short Story, as well as one Derringer Award nomination! **
Arthur Nominations: "Watermelon Weekend" by Donna Carrick and "The Emerald Skull" by Sylvia Maultash Warsh

Derringer Award Nomination for Best Short Story: "The Sweetheart Scamster" by Rosemary McCracken.

A meeting place for deadly minds…

Thirteen Mesdames of Mayhem bring you a thrilling cocktail of crime fiction, from dark supernatural thrillers to outrageous comedy capers. This merry band of authors includes winners and finalists for the Arthur Ellis awards, Canada’s national prize for excellence in crime fiction.

An eerie emerald skull holds the clue to a woman’s origins…and to murder. A bureaucrat stumbling home on a winter evening sees a lion…or does he? Senior citizens show their mettle…and their sinister side. And, more importantly, how do you get rid of a troublesome body and plan the perfect wedding…at the same time? Within these pages lie the answers!

We bring you an exceptional lineup of Award-winning authors:
Catherine Astolfo, Rosemary Aubert, Jane Petersen Burfield, M.H. Callway, Melodie Campbell, Donna Carrick, Vicki Delany, Catherine Dunphy, Rosemary McCracken, D.J. McIntosh, Lynne Murphy, Joan O’Callaghan, Sylvia Maultash Warsh

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1215 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carrick Publishing (Aug. 24 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EVBACJI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #296,759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Before stepping out with these dangerous mesdames of criminal literature, be fully armed. Celebrated novelists and short-story writers such as Sylvia Warsh, Rosemary Aubert, and Canada's Queen of Comedy Melodie Campbell will make you an offer you can't refuse. Thirteen suspenseful tales are guaranteed to keep you turning pages until dawn.
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Short stories offer worlds in nutshells, and Thirteen brings thirteen intruiging worlds to the fortunate reader, stories penned and edited by an exceptional group of highly accomplished writers. An amazing variety of topics are covered; drama, mysteries, thrillers and suspense - enjoy your baker's dozen of suspenseful delights.
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I enjoy short stories from time to time, well written by these ladies
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This was a great read!
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HASH(0xa5138798) out of 5 stars Read at Your Own Risk Sept. 21 2013
By Lou Allin - Published on Amazon.com
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Before stepping out with these dangerous mesdames of criminal literature, be fully armed. Celebrated novelists and short-story writers such as Sylvia Warsh, Rosemary Aubert, and Canada's Queen of Comedy Melodie Campbell will make you an offer you can't refuse. Thirteen suspenseful tales are guaranteed to keep you turning pages until dawn.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa51387ec) out of 5 stars diverting mayhem Sept. 24 2013
By Duncan Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
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A great collection of 'crime' fiction that has what one expects with strong characterizations, inventive and clever endings - plus real, emotionally complex situations - a dash of sci/fi, supernatural whisperings & humour. Highly recommended.
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HASH(0xa5138ac8) out of 5 stars Fun and easy to read Jan. 8 2014
By Cheree - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked these short stories. They were fun, witty and easy to read. I enjoyed reading almost all of them.
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HASH(0xa51389c0) out of 5 stars Good one for fans of cozy / lighter side Jan. 15 2014
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Fans of the lighter, softer side of crime fiction should take a look at the THIRTEEN from the MESDAMES OF MAYHEM.

The book was suggested to me by a rather circuitous route (cousin of / who is a work colleague of / who mentioned it to...), which is the only reason I would have even tried it to be honest. But the writers in this anthology include a number of winners and finalists from Canada's Arthur Ellis awards, so it was interesting to compare against the local short story competition winners I've been reading recently.

The majority of these stories are considerably more on the cozy side than I would normally go near, but there were one or two entries that I enjoyed a lot. There's a combination of fun, humour, supernatural stuff, and some decidedly odd goings on, which makes it a good collection for readers to dip into. Whilst it does suggest that it moves from dark supernatural to comedy capers, there's little here that's dark enough for me, but for fans of cozies this would be a great introduction to some of Canada's top female crime writers.

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HASH(0xa5138bac) out of 5 stars A Baker's Dozen of Suspenseful Delights Jan. 26 2014
By Lisa De Nikolits - Published on Amazon.com
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Short stories offer worlds in nutshells, and Thirteen brings thirteen intruiging worlds to the fortunate reader, stories penned and edited by an exceptional group of highly accomplished writers. An amazing variety of topics are covered; drama, mysteries, thrillers and suspense - enjoy your baker's dozen of suspenseful delights.