The Chesapeake Chapter usually holds a monthly meeting with a speaker on the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a holiday, venue scheduling, or convention conflict. Occasionally, the chapter offers a field trip or special event instead of a meeting. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below.  You will receive an email notice in advance of the meeting, along with a registration form and menu choice (if applicable). To reserve your place at a meeting, follow the directions as stated on the email notice or on the meeting’s announcement on this website. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend (unless otherwise noted).



Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Mingling:   12:45 pm
Meeting:      1:00 pm

Chessie Chapter Nominees for the 2024 Agatha Awards

The Agatha Awards, named for Agatha Christie, are literary awards for mystery and crime writers who write in the traditional mystery subgenre: “books typified by the works of Agatha Christie . . . loosely defined as mysteries that contain no explicit sex, excessive gore or gratuitous violence, and are not classified as ‘hard-boiled.'” At Malice Domestic on April 27, 2024, the Agatha Awards are handed out  in six categories: Best Novel; Best First Mystery; Best Historical Novel; Best Short Story; Best Non-Fiction; Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery.

The Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime is excited to have 8 chapter members nominated! These include:

  • Best Contemporary Mystery Novel: Tara Laskowski‘s The Weekend Retreat
  • Best First Mystery: Josh Pachter‘s Dutch Threat and Daphne Silver‘s Crime and Parchment
  • Best Historical Mystery Novel: Cheryl Head‘s Times Undoing and Sujata Massey‘s The Mistress of Bhatia House
  • Best Mystery Short Story: Barb Goffman‘s “Real Courage,” and Dru Ann Love and Kristopher Zgorski‘s “Happiness is a Warm Gun”
  • Best Non-Fiction: Anjili Babbar‘s Finders: Justice, Faith and Identity in Irish Crime Fiction

During the meeting, you’ll learn more about each author, their works, and advice for other authors.

To RSVP: Follow this link: You’ll receive a confirmation email that contains the Zoom login info. Please ignore the ticket/barcode in the email and only use the Zoom link.

Note: Ticketleap is a new platform for us, so if you encounter technical difficulties, please email chapter secretary Lauren Silberman at Thank you!



** Watch this space for upcoming author events. **