The M&Ms, Chanticleer’s Mystery & Mayhem Novel Contest Official Finalist List for 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring "mystery and mayhem", amateur sleuthing, light suspense, travel mystery, classic mystery, British cozy, hobby sleuths, senior sleuths, or historical mystery, perhaps with a touch of romance or humor. We have put the entries to the test and these are the titles that have made the first cut to the SHORT LIST.

MOTHER TERESA’S ADVICE for JILTED LOVERS by Donna Barker — a bright and sassy mystery

A bold, funny, & modern romance mystery with a bright and sassy voice.

ICED TEE by Cherie O’Boyle, second installment of the Estela Nogales Mystery Series

Estela is an amateur sleuth and psychologist by trade. At times self-deprecating, yet charming with a wry sense of humor, Estela really drives the story forward.

VALENTINE’S DAY by April Kelly, — a Rick Valentine Mystery, Book 1

A clever plot, engaging characters, and a solid dose of self-deprecating humor make this detective mystery unique and a highly entertaining read.

The Official List of the Chanticleer 2015 Grand Prize Winners of the Blue Ribbon Writing Competitions

The Grand Prize Genre Winners of the 2015 Chanticleer International Writing Competitions were announced at the annual 2016 awards ceremony that was held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. Congratulations!

Contest Spotlight: March Madness brings “Mystery & Mayhem” to our Writing Competitions

For some March Madness is basketball, for us at Chanticleer Reviews it’s that last minute rush, as Mystery Authors scramble to meet our March 31st deadline for the Mystery & Mayhem Awards (aka the M&M’s).

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First Place Category Winners for the 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards

The Mystery & Mayhem Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Cozy Mysteries and Not-So-Cozy Mysteries. The Mystery & Mayhem Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions.

MAUI WIDOW WALTZ by JoAnn Bassett, a humorous cozy mystery

When wedding planner Pali Moon comes up against spoiled, demanding Lisa Marie Prescott, it’s “Paradise meets Bridezilla” in this hilarious, fast-paced island mystery.

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARTY by Wendy Delaney – a Working Stiffs Mystery Series

Engagingly humorous and cleverly crafted mystery that is fast-paced! Meet Char (the human lie detector and clever mystery solver) and the eccentric characters of this small Pacific Northwest town.

The Mystery & Mayhem Writing Contest Official Finalist List for 2015

Congratulations to the Finalists who were short-listed in the 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Novel Writing Competition!