What we're about

Sisters (and Misters) in Crime-Colorado are writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and others with an appreciation for mystery and crime fiction genres.

Since our chapter launched in 2015, our members have enjoyed the following educational, promotional, and social activities:

• The ABCs of Author Branding
• Giving Your Book A Voice
• Anatomy of an Arson
• Homicide for Writers, Not Criminals
• Top Ten Medical Pitfalls When Killing Your Characters
• A Visit From the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Communications Director
• Firearms: What Crime Writers Should Know
• Criminal Profiling
• Let’s Talk Stalking
• Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem: Crime Writing Panel
• Insider’s Guide to Novel Writing, Publishing, and Promotion
• Book Trailers as Marketing Tools
• PR 101: Promoting and Branding Your Book to The Masses
• How to Network
• Sherlock Hounds: Detection Canines
• The Clue Room: Live Escape Challenge
• The International Exhibit of Sherlock Holmes and The Power of Poison at the Denver

Come visit us and see what we're all about!

For more information, go to https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/ and http://www.SistersInCrime.org , or contact sinccolorado@gmail.com .

The first meeting is FREE! Local membership dues, $20; National membership dues, $40 readers, $50 professional. A great value all around for following your passion -- less than 20 cents per day or $6 per month!

Upcoming events (5+)

Field Trip: Tour the CBI Crime Lab

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Sisters in Crime-Colorado Chapter has scheduled a field trip to Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) Crime Lab! It is at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Please note: This is a members only event. If you are interested in joining the Sisters in Crime-Colorado chapter, please find us here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/ Sisters-in-Crime will tour the lab, learning about the collection, preservation, and analysis of crime scene evidence. Functions of the crime lab include: • Forensic Biology-analysis of body fluids / genetic material used for identification purposes • DNA • Fingerprints • Impression evidence, including footwear and tire tracks • Firearms evidence • Toolmarks- comparison of a specific weapon/tool to evidence found at the crime scene • Trace Chemistry- analysis of gunshot residue, fire debris, tape, textile fibers, metals, etc. • Toxicology- analysis of biological fluids for the presence of drugs/alcohol/poison We will meet several experts across various disciplines with ample opportunities to ask questions. A maximum of 30 people may attend so you MUST sign up in advance to ensure your spot. Please RSVP on this page. The Crime Lab address/location is available through the chapter's yahoo group listserv. Please note: This is a members only event. If you are interested in joining the Sisters in Crime-Colorado chapter, please find us here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

NorCO Book Club - Low Country Blood by Sue Hinkin

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You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Sue Hinkin - Low Country Blood (Vega & Middleton Mystery) Los Angeles TV journalist Beatrice Middleton has lost her job. With a possible employment offer in Atlanta, she heads home to Savannah, Georgia, to reconnect with her contentious African-American family, arriving to find that her 15-year-old nephew has been murdered. This begins the unraveling of a cloak of family secrets surrounding another devastating crime, one that shattered Bea's world when she was a teen. The traumatic memory has been buried so deep it almost feels like it never happened--Almost. Humiliated by Bea years earlier, a psychotic Special Ops vet who makes his living moving heroin and specializing in "wet work" has returned to seek retribution. Meanwhile, Bea's son Dexter, an aspiring documentary filmmaker, and his friend discover an eye-witness connection to his cousin's homicide. After a rookie attempt at surveilling the perpetrator, the youngsters disappear. Bea and her brother, Sheriff Luther Middleton--along with their quirky friends and family--work together to find the killer, stop a major drug deal, and rescue Bea's son held hostage in a nightmarish landscape of black water rivers, tidal creeks, and drug-fueled cruelty.

S. Denver/Parker Book Club– The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer Kincheloe

You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Jennifer Kincheloe - The Woman in the Camphor Trunk, An Anna Blanc Mystery Los Angeles, 1908. In Chinatown, the most dangerous beat in LA, police matron Anna Blanc and her former sweetheart, Detective Joe Singer, discover the body of a white missionary woman, stuffed in a trunk in the apartment of her Chinese lover. If news about the murder gets out, there will be a violent backlash against the Chinese. Joe and Anna work to solve the crime quietly and keep the death a secret, reluctantly helped by the good-looking Mr. Jones, a prominent local leader. Meanwhile, the kidnapping of two slave girls fuels existing tensions, leaving Chinatown poised on the verge of a bloody tong war. Joe orders Anna to stay away, but Anna is determined to solve the crime before news of the murder is leaked and Chinatown explodes.

NorCO Book Club - Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark

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You are invited to join us for book club: just read the book of the month listed below, and come ready to chat with the author and other readers! Free and open to the public. This month is: Becky Clark - Foul Play on Words (A Mystery Writer's Mystery Book 2) Between a kidnapping, a double booking, and a crew of hapless volunteers, Charlee worries the writing conference will go to the dogs. Mystery author Charlee Russo agrees to speak at a Portland writers' conference organized by her friend Viv Lundquist. When Viv picks her up at the airport, she frantically tells Charlee that her daughter Hanna has been kidnapped. Charlee takes over the conference preparation so Viv can search for her daughter, but the situation gets tense when the hotel double-books the event with a dog show. Despite this, Charlee is compelled to investigate after she learns shocking secrets about both Hanna and Viv. Can she find Hanna in time, or will a plot twist lead her to a ruff ending?

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