Welcome to the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, agents, editors, booksellers, and librarians sharing a love for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. Our chapter covers Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC but we welcome all mystery lovers. Please join us for a meeting!
*For details go to Meetings Page*
** Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on in-person meetings in the MD/DC/VA region, we are conducting online meetings. Check back here for updates on future chapter meetings and events.**
2020 National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo runs from November 1st to the 30th, and SinC and this chapter are sponsoring several fun virtual events for chapter members throughout the month. This is the perfect time to start the novel that’s been percolating in your brain for years, polish up a manuscript that’s been in bottom-drawer purgatory, and/or write the 50,000 words you need to finish your story. We have a whole webpage dedicated to NaNoWriMo, which you can reach here.
The eighth volume of the Chesapeake Crimes series, Fur, Feathers, and Felonies, is now available for purchase.
Eleanor Cawood Jones
Joanna Campbell Slan
Marianne Wilski Strong
Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley were the coordinating editors. The members of the editorial panel were Brendan DuBois, Mary Jane Maffini, and Leigh Perry.
Previous titles in the series are also available. Read more about them here.
Chesapeake Crimes I
Chesapeake Crimes II
Chesapeake Crimes 3
Chesapeake Crimes 4: They Had It Comin’
Chesapeake Crimes 5: This Job Is Murder
Chesapeake Crimes 6: Homicidal Holidays
Chesapeake Crimes 7: Storm Warning
Invite an Author to Your Book Club or Library
What’s more fun than immersing yourself in a good mystery? Discussing it with the author! The Chesapeake Chapter’s published authors are available to attend book discussion groups or to appear at library events. If you’d like to meet local writers and talk with them about their work, contact the chapter’s Library Liaison, Cathy Wiley, for help in setting up an event.