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 mystery lovers from anywhere, who share an interest in the Los Angeles mystery community. Find out more about our meetings, workshops, biennial anthologies we publish, the benefits of membership, and how you can join.

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With readings by Kellye Garrett *NYC Chapter*, Paula Bernstein, Sarah M. Chen, Jennifer Dornbush, Laurie Stevens, and Pamela Samuels Young. Plus, Anne Louise Bannon will demonstrate the proper way to mix a Manhattan. Hosted by August Norman.

RSVP at our House Arrest page of the website!



September 13, 2020

2:00 – 4:00 PM




Featured Speaker

Heather Young

“Braided Narratives: How to Weave Different Timelines and Characters”


Heather is the author of two novels. Her debut, THE LOST GIRLS, won the Strand Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award. THE DISTANT DEAD was published on June 9, 2020, and was named one of the Best Books of Summer by People Magazine, Parade, and CrimeReads. A former antitrust and intellectual property litigator, she traded the legal world for the literary one and earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2011. She lives in Mill Valley, California, where she writes, bikes, hikes, and reads books by other people that she wishes she’d written.


Featured Reader

August Norman

Originally from central Indiana, August Norman has called Los Angeles home for two decades, writing for and/or appearing in movies, tv, stage productions, web series, and even commercial advertising. August’s debut thriller, COME AND GET ME, was one of Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2019 debuts, and SINS OF THE MOTHER, the second in the Caitlin Bergman series, will be released September 8, 2020 by Crooked Lane Books.




Just because we can’t meet as often in person doesn’t mean we need to stop being in touch! A member benefit of being part of National Sisters in Crime as well as part of Sisters in Crime/LA is being eligible to join our online group based community at There, you can discuss various topics of interest and respond to the threads posted by other members.


 We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members
and we want to spread the word!

Book Release Coming?



Each month hundreds of InBoxes sizzle with the exciting new SinC/LA WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH email, highlighting all new book releases and a monthly run-down of author events, put out by our Social Media board member to inboxes everywhere. As part of our ongoing mission to add to the value of your membership, we compile information on the latest hot releases by our author members for an email to the hundreds of mystery lovers on our contact list. If you’re a current, paid up member of the National chapter and Sisters in Crime/LA releasing a new crime fiction or mystery soon, go to the MEMBERS ONLY NEW RELEASE SUBMISSIONS section, enter your member password, and follow the instructions to fill out your submission form; the information will go to our Social Media and Public Relations board member to be handled in the next WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH mailing and also be promoted on our Social Media as applicable.

Please note that the SinC/LA WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH E-MAIL now goes out on THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH, so plan your submissions accordingly.