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.

A THEORY OF EXPANDED LOVE by Caitlin Hicks, a bold, coming-of-age novel

Bold, authentic, & captivating --a young teen in the 1960s confronts doctrine when it threatens to outweigh compassion.

Chanticleer Staff Picks Fav Reads – What are your current favs? We want to know!

What are your favorite top picks from the Chanticleer Collection? Tell us yours to help your favorite author receive media attention and booklove!

THE BLEAK: a Sam Dyke Investigations, Book 4 by Keith Dixon

Sam Dyke is the name of the private investigator who can take as well as give who is at the center of this tale about apparent suicide and hidden truth in this hard-boiled detective story.

GREY DAZE: a Lance Underphal Mystery by Michael Allan Scott

Dishes out action on every page with dizzying plot twists and turns combined with multi-dimensional characters. A dark and gritty well-crafted mystery/thriller.

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!

DREAM of a VAST BLUE CAVERN by Selah J Tay-Song – Book 1 of a new epic fantasy series

A stirring saga featuring an ice princess with a warm heart, at war with a cold, heartless flame king in a shimmering world of crystal frost and blazing lakes.

DEADLY THYME by R.L. Nolen — a British whodunit psychological thriller

An intriguing British mystery with a slight Texas twang, Deadly Thyme is a psychological chiller with a myriad of plot twists that will keep readers guessing to the very end.

The PARANORMAL Awards for Supernatural Fiction 2015 First Place Category Winners

The Paranormal First Place Category award winners will compete for the PARANORMAL Grand Prize Award for the 2015 Supernatural Fiction Novel. Grand Prize winners, blue ribbons, and prizes will be announced and awarded on April 30, 2016 at the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala, Bellingham, Wash.

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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