agatha-christie-cozyChanticleer Book Reviews is honored to announce the First Place Category Winners for the Mystery & Mayhem Awards 2013, the Cozy Mystery genre division of the Chanticleer Blue Ribbon Award Writing Competitions.


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

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Congratulations to all the authors whose work made it into the Official M&M 2013 Finalists shortlist.

The Overall First Place Genre Winner for the Mystery & Mayhem Cozy Awards 2013 is:

Bernadette Pajer, Fatal Induction

First Place Category Winners for the Mystery & Mayhem Awards 2013 are:

Amateur Sleuth Category: Trudy, Madly, Deeply by Wendy Delaney; published by Corvallis Press

Animal Mystery Category: Murder Strikes a Pose by Tracy Weber; Midnight Ink

British Cozy Category: Blue Virgin by M.K. Graff; Bridle Path Press

Cozy Classic Category:  Fatal Induction by Bernadette Pajer; Poisoned Pen Press

Humor Category: Rules of Lying by Stephie Smith;  Wentworth Publishing

Romance Category: Package Deal by Kate Vale; North Cascades Press

Travel Category: Her Boyfriend’s Bones by Jeanne Matthews; Poisoned Pen Press

  • All First Place Category winners of the Mystery & Mayhem Cozy Awards 2013 competed for Overall 1st Place for the Mystery & Mayhem Cozy Awards .
  • 1st Place Overall Genre winners then competed for the position of Chanticleer Book Reviews Grand Prize Blue Ribbon 2013.
  • The deadline for submitting entries to the M&M Cozy Awards 2013 was Sept. 30, 2013.
  • The deadline for the M&M Cozy Awards 2014 was March  30, 2014.
  • The deadline for the M&M Cozy Awards 2015 was March 30, 2015.

Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media retains the right to not declare “default winners.” Winning works are decided upon merit only. Please visit our Contest Details page for more information about our writing contest guidelines.

CBR’s rigorous writing competition  standards are why literary agencies seek out our winning manuscripts and self-published novels. Our high standards are also why our reviews are trusted among booksellers and book distributors.

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