The M&M Awards 2013 – Finalists for Mystery & Mayhem Fiction


Once again, the FINALISTS of the M&Ms Awards, 2013! 

It is our pleasure to post the official list of the FINALISTS Round of The Mystery & Mayhem Awards (M&Ms)  2013.

Finalists will compete for 1st Place Category positions. First Place Category winners will compete for Overall Best of M&M Genre 2013.

The M&Ms Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of  Cozy Mystery Fiction. It is a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Awards Writing Competitions.

Finalists for the Mystery & Mayhem Awards 2013 are:

  • Murder in the Round by Patricia Rockwell
  • Blue Virgin by Marni Graff
  • Fatal Induction by Bernadette Pajer
  • Body in the Bus Barn by Judith Pettibone
  • Trudy, Madly, Deeply by Wendy Delaney
  • Rules of Lying by Stephie Smith
  • Mrs. Kaplan in the Soup by Mark Reutlinger
  • Murder Actually by Stephanie McCarthy
  • Tea Leafing by Weezie Macdonald
  • Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber
  • The Last Dance by Lonna Enox
  • Small Town Storm by Elise Ackers
  • Parchman Preacher by Michael Thompson
  •  Package Deal by Kate Vale
  • Bayview by Penny Page
  • Her Boyfriend’s Bones by Jeanne Matthews

Now this is something to CROW about!

Congratulations to the Mystery & Mayhem Awards Finalists!

Good luck to all in the next two rounds!  1st Place Category winners will be announced before Oct. 15, 2013.

Note from the Editor-in-Chief: We are re-announcing the Finalists for the Mystery & Mayhem Awards because the first time (July 2013) that we published the announcement our entire website system was down ( due to a  system-wide failure on Amazon’s server which had “multiple failures of the underlying hardware components and we (Amazon) we were unable to recover it….(which also caused) concurrent hardware failures of multiple components.”   

Moral to the story:
Always back-up your back-up and then do an in-house back-up even if you were promised redundant system wide back-ups. – Chanticleer

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  1. Weezie Macdonald September 4, 2013 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Hi Guys!! I’m honored and very excited to be a finalist for the Mystery & Mayhem awards!! One quick request . . . can you correct the spelling of my name? It’s Weezie Macdonald, not McDonald. THANK YOU!!

    • Chanticleer September 7, 2013 at 10:02 am - Reply

      Done!Thanks, Weezie. And congratulations on “TEA LEAFING” earning a FINALISTS position in the M&Ms. Even we web folks heard that it was an extremely competitive!

  2. Weezie Macdonald September 11, 2013 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Thank you so much!! 🙂

  3. Marni Graff September 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Wonderful to see you at Bouchercon! Hope you enjoyed your time there. In 2015 it will be in my neck of the woods in Raleigh and I hope to be able to spend more time with you then~

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