The Mesdames of Mayhem are delighted to bring readers their fourth anthology of crime stories. Our current theme is music, mischief and murder: In the Key of13 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.