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About Blair Keetch
As T.S. Eliot once observed, “The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.”
This resonates with Blair Keetch as he started writing at a young age and even had travel articles published in newspapers like ‘Toronto Star’.
But life has a funny way of offering different paths and Blair became engrossed with other careers during his work history including roles as an airline project manager, overseer at a pet event center and promoter of Ontario tourism. In his time in the airline industry, Blair worked in a diverse array of locations including Australia, Kuwait, Jamaica and Rome.
When he reached middle age, he realized he could no longer resist the siren call of writing and again picked up the pen.
Throughout Blair has been an avid fan of mystery books – everything from Christie to Connelly, from MacDonald to Macdonald.
His short story ‘A Contrapuntal Duet’ was the 2019 Winner for emerging crime writers and was included in the most recent Mesdames of Mayhem anthology, ‘In the Key of Thirteen’.
Recently, his short story ‘Deadly Cargo’ was included in the mystery anthology ‘Heartbreaks & Half-Truths’.
‘A Crunchy Kind of Death’ was the short story featured in the July newsletter for ‘It Was A Dark & Stormy’ book club.
Blair is thrilled to again be part of the Carrick Publishing family with his latest story ‘Sleep, Perchance to Die’ being included in ‘Grave Diagnosis’ coming out in fall 2020.
He is hard at work (when time and toddler permits) on his full length mystery novel, ‘Flight Risk’.
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Whether it’s 1950s Hollywood, a scientific experiment, or a yard sale in suburbia, the twenty-two authors represented in this collection of mystery and suspense interpret the overarching theme of “heartbreaks and half-truths” in their own inimitable style, where only one thing is certain: Behind every broken heart lies a half-truth.
And behind every half-truth lies a secret.
Featuring stories by Sharon Hart Addy, Paula Gail Benson, James Blakey, Gustavo Bondoni, Susan Daly, Buzz Dixon, Rhonda Eikamp, Christine Eskilson,Tracy Falenwolfe, KateFlora, John M.Floyd, J.A. Henderson, Blair Keetch, Steve Liskow, Edward Lodi, Judy Penz Sheluk, KM Rockwood, Peggy Rothschild, Joseph S.Walker, James Lincoln Warren, Chris Wheatley and Robb T. White.
Music from Mozart to Beethoven to Elvis is a sweet accompaniment to sin in 19 wicked tales, ranging from cozy to noir, by 18 acclaimed Canadian crime writers and one talented newcomer.
Can you hear the violins? They may be plotting your demise. Are you an opera lover? Take care, your passion means a revenge served cold. And that tune that refuses to leave your mind? It will truly drive you mad…
Many of the Mesdames are winners or finalists of leading crime fiction awards, including the Arthur Ellis, Edgar, Derringer, Bony Pete and Debut Dagger awards. To learn more about us and our novels and stories, follow the links in these pages and visit our website at mesdamesofmayhem dot com.
Editor: Donna Carrick
Copy-editor: Ed Piwowarczyk
Project manager: M.H. Callway
Foreword: Donna Carrick
The Moonlight Sonata, Caro Soles
Farewell to the King, Rosemary McCracken
A Contrapuntal Duet, Blair Keetch
Hit Me with Your Pet Shark, Lisa de Nikolits
Requiem, Jane Petersen Burfield
Under the Lamplight, Kevin P. Thornton
Soul Behind the Face, Madona Skaff
Winona and the CHUM Chart, Catherine Dunphy
Brainworm, M.H. Callway
The Beethoven Disaster, Rosemary Aubert
Her Perfume, Marilyn Kay
Bad Vibrations, Rosalind Place
Death of a Cheapskate, Melodie Campbell
Let the Sunshine In, Lynne Murphy
Gentle Rain from Heaven, Catherine Astolfo
None Shall Sleep, Sylvia Maultash Warsh
Solace in D Minor, Donna Carrick
The Ballad of Will Robinson, Ed Piwowarczyk
Modern Myst'ry Scribble'er, Cheryl Freedman
Get your Blue Shoes on and thrill to these fabulous stories of music and murder, brought to you by this acclaimed group of award-winning authors!
Evil and illness are intertwined in this third Carrick crime anthology.
Our 35 authors each take a stab at answering the question: What happens when murder seems like the best cure for what ails you?
Join us for this pandemic publication and find out how we spent our COVID-19 isolation.
Jane Petersen Burfield
Lisa de Nikolits
John M. Floyd
Sylvia Maultash Warsh
Kevin P. Thornton