Sisters in Crime Los Angeles is a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome Sisters and Misters in Crime from anywhere who have an interest in the Los Angeles mystery community.

Meeting info for February 8:

Speaker: David Putnam - The Anatomy of Violence and stories from his career in Law Enforcement

David Putnam always wanted to be a cop. His career in law enforcement has spanned over 30 years. He has worked in narcotics, served on FBI-sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross-sworn as a U.S. Marshall, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. Putnam did three tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. team, executing dynamic entries, hostage rescues, and serving as team sniper.  He has also worked in Criminal Intelligence and Internal Affairs and has supervised corrections, patrol, and a detective bureau. 
After 28 years of California law enforcement, Putnam moved to Hawaii where he worked as a Special Agent for the Attorney General investigating smuggling and white-collar crimes. Putnam is now retired and lives in Southern California where he farms organic avocado trees, reads and writes, and attends writers’ conferences with his wife and fellow writer, Mary.  The Replacements follows The Disposables in Putnam’s Bruno Johnson series.

Reader: Alice Zogg

Alice Zogg was born and raised in Switzerland.  She met her husband, a fellow Swiss, in New York City, and the two made their home in the United States.  The family relocated to Southern California in 1967, where they have resided since. She is an avid traveler and plays racquetball and golf.
Alice is the author of the R. A. Huber Mystery Series.  Longing for excitement after she retires, Huber starts a second career and opens her own business as a private investigator. Soon the gutsy private eye’s cases take her on journeys to Catalina, Lake Tahoe, the Central Mexico region, all the way to Davos, Switzerland, back to Big Bear Lake, to the balloon festival in Albuquerque, and to Solvang.
Her most recent book, A BET TURNED DEADLY, is a stand-alone written in the first person from a man’s point of view.


2015 Meeting Dates:

February 8, March 29, May 3, July 12, August 2, September 13, October 4, November 8, December 6

Meetings are held in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 2-4 pm.

California Crime Writers Conference

June 6-7, 2015 | Culver City, CA

Registration is now open!

CCWC only happens once every two years and we cap it at 200 people to keep it intimate, so it sells out fast. Unlike huge fan conventions or big book festivals, CCWC gives writers an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors and with agents, editors, publishers and law enforcement/forensics experts. Don’t miss your chance.

Those who attended CCWC 2013 know how unique this conference is and they’re already buying up spots, so register soon and take advantage of earlybird prices.  This year we are honored to present keynote speakers Charlaine Harris and Anne Perry.

Charlaine HarrisAnne Perry

CCWC is a joint fundraiser for SoCalMWA and Sisters in Crime LA. All profits go to support your local mystery writing community. June 6 & 7, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Westside 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California

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