Sisters in Crime

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We are 3600 members in 50 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. Sisters in Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women at the 1986 Bouchercon in Baltimore.  Read more…


For Writers:

Sisters in Crime’s mission is to promote the professional development and the advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.

For writers we offer professional education, career development, mentoring, promotional opportunities, networking and lively forums all within a supportive community of mystery lovers. Specifically, you get with your membership:  Read More…


My Local Chapter:
California Central Coast
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SINC Newsletter


Crime Anthologies by the
California Central Coast Sisters

Somewhere in Crime Anthology


Somewhere In Crime
Historical mysteries are nothing new to literature, but these short stories certainly are! Join us as we go back in time to unravel tales of mystery and suspense from award-winning authors as well as new ones. Set in a variety of locales, settings and conditions you’ll be swept along in a current of crime.


And Some of Them Are dead


And Some of Them Are Dead
Short Story Anthology by Central Coast Mystery Writers: A dozen mysteries by a dozen well-known and new authors; Carolyn Wheat, Victoria Heckman, Martha Lawrence et al. Choice, mind-tickling tales that range from cozy crime to murder and mayhem, collected for your reading pleasure.