New Release Mondays: 13 Claws by the Mesdames of Mayhem

The Mesdames of Mayhem are a collective of 16 crime fiction authors, most of whom have won or been short-listed for major awards: the Arthur Ellis, Edgar, Governor General, Derringer, Debut Dagger and Bony Pete. Their goal is to promote Canadian crime fiction, especially the work of women authors and their own work. Most are also members of both Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime. It’s my pleasure to introduce their latest collection of short crime fiction.

Author Name: Mesdames of Mayhem

Book Title: 13 Claws (Carrick Publishing)

Book Genre: Short crime fiction

Release Date: October 28, 2017

Synopsis: 17 fantastic tales (pun intended) by 15 authors featuring cats, dogs, dragons and snakes! With thrillers, cozies and mysteries of every variety, 13 Claws is sure to find a sweet spot with fans of crime fiction. Includes three stories by newcomers to the genre.

Excerpt: This year for the launch of 13 Claws tried something new. Each author read their favorite paragraph from their story: a terrific success with the audience. You may read the paragraphs on Rosemary McCracken’s blog, Moving Target here:

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2 responses to “New Release Mondays: 13 Claws by the Mesdames of Mayhem

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks for stopping by Carol!

  2. Bony Pete…always something new to learn…I was glad to see The Whole She-Bang as a Book for the holidays on mesdamesofmayhem. 🙂