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.

Next Meeting: July 12

Jeri_WestersonFeatured Speaker: Jeri Westerson

Join us to see Jeri Westerson speak about her experience with self-publishing and being a “hybrid” author. She has published in both venues and has documented the journey. In the 21st century there are different roads to publication and it’s great to hear from an expert who has walked down a few of them.

Jeri is a former president of the SoCal chapter of Mystery Writers of America, former vice president of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, and frequently guest lectures on medieval history  at local colleges and museums. See her website at for discussion guides, videos, and more.



Mar PrestonFeatured Reader: Mar Preston

Mar Preston is a board member of the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime , a founder of a community radio station, animal rescuer, expert Spider Solitaire player, and whenever she has the time, a crime fiction author of five police procedurals. A recent side-line is distilling whatever experience and wisdom she has into writing how to eBooks on the craft of writing mysteries. She will be reading from her latest, A VERY PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL.






Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 2-4 pm.

2015 Meeting Dates: July 12, August 2, September 13, October 4, November 8, December 6

2016 Meeting Dates: Feb 14, Mar 6, April 3, May 15, July 10, August 7, Sept 11, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4

A fun time was had by all at the launch party for LADIES NIGHT, our newest chapter anthology.


Click here to see photos from the party at The Library Bar!






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