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: August 2

Featured Speaker: James Keeline

James KeelineJames D. Keeline has been researching Edward Stratemeyer and the Stratemeyer Syndicate (publisher of multiple series: Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, etc)  since 1988.  He has written many dozens of articles and conference presentations on these topics and has several books in progress, including a Series Book Encyclopedia, a full biography of Edward Stratemeyer, and Stratemeyer Syndicate Ghostwriters.  He has also edited and published several Stratemeyer texts in illustrated and annotated editions under the 24 Palmer Street Press imprint at


DianeVallereAuthorPhoto_color_croppedFeatured Reader: Diane Vallere

After two decades working for a top luxury retailer, Diane Vallere traded fashion accessories for accessories to murder. CRUSHED VELVET, the second book in the nationally bestselling and Lefty-Nominated Material Witness Cozy Mystery Series, comes out August 4. Diane is the current president of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, and was co-chair of the 2015 California Crime Writers Conference. She also writes the Madison Night and Style & Error Mystery Series. Diane started her own detective agency at age ten and has maintained a passion for shoes, clues, and clothes ever since.



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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