The Mesdames of Mayhem

Every two years, a group of authors in their 50s-80s, combine their forces and write an anthology of murderous short stories. They call themselves The Mesdames of Mayhem. While most fiction writing has historically been dominated by men, we see an exception with crime writing. The readership of crime fiction is mostly women. So why do women love murder? Through the stories of four Mesdames, Lisa, Melodie, Jane and Donna, we learn why women are drawn to the crime fiction world and how they restore chaos and obtain justice — even if it is just on paper.

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