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: March 29

Speaker: Joe Walker, “Stories behind the Stones: how cemeteries and memorials can contain so much information and inspiration for writers”

Joe Walker has been a Crime Analyst with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 1986. He’s been a true crime aficionado all his life and credits his interest to the fact that his parents met and married in the famous Santa Monica rehab center turned commune turned cult named “Synanon.”

In addition to organizing specialized boutique walking and driving crime and murder tours with such titles as “Ghosts of Garvanza,” “Sinister South Pas,” and “Eerie Eagle Rock,” he belongs to a group of amateur historians who have met without fail for the past 50 consecutive months. They tour graveyards and learn about the stories behind the tombstones

Reader: Christopher Lynch

Christopher J. Lynch is the author of the ONE EYED JACK series. His debut novel, ONE EYED JACK, was a 2013 Shamus Award nominee. His latest book, EDDIE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AMERICA’S PREEMINENT BAD BOY, the biography of Ken Osmond, the child actor who played Eddie Haskell on the “Leave it to Beaver” TV show, was published in August 2014.
Today he’ll be reading from his work-in-progress, SIN TAX, the third in the ONE EYED JACK series.

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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