When seven award-winning women authors with crime on their minds join forces the result is seven anthologies in just over a decade. In these stories from the first anthology, The Ladies' Killing Circle, everyone has secrets and sometimes murder is the only way to keep them safe.
Mary Jane Maffini won Best Short Story Award from Crime Writers of Canada for Cotton Armour in which ultimate power is wielded from a death bed.
Cross Country Skiing turns out to be deadly in Joan Boswell's One Cold Cookie.
Audrey Jessup's The Little Treasures proves that a lonely woman with a houseful of valuables can be far too trusting
In Birdbrain, by Vicki Cameron, dumb animals turn out to be both smart and vengeful.
Linda Wiken proves the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words and all of them end in murder in There Goes the Neighbourhood.
Sue Pike's story, With Friends like These, asks the question, what's a girl to do when she believes all of her friends are gunning for her?
And, finally, in Barbara Fradkin's Secrets of the Night, the darkest stories are revealed just before the dawn.
Let the ladies slay you!
- Ladies' Killing Circle, July 2011
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