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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Join SinC/LA for the
Sizzling Summer Series!

Our Sizzling Summer Series is a collaboration between the Sisters in Crime Chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Northern California. In June, July, Auguts and September, each chapter takes a turn hosting a zoom meeting for the four chapters. The combined audience builds a broader community and wider perspective.

DATE: Sunday, July 24th
Hosted by the Orange County Chapter of Sisters in Crime
MEETING: Sunday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. PDT

On July 24th at 4 pm PDT award-winning thriller writers, Brian Freeman, Chris Hauty, & Nick Petrie talk about their books, writing propulsive fiction, and the effects of streaming and digital media on their writing. Free. Open to the public. No sunscreen needed.

Featured Speakers
Brian Freeman, Chris Hauty, & Nick Petrie

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Brian Freeman is a New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers sold in 46 countries and 22 languages. He is widely acclaimed for his “you are there” settings and his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots. Brian has written three Jason Bourne novels for the Ludlam estate, including his latest THE BOURNE SACRIFICE. His stand-alone novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the annual Thriller Awards, and his fifth novel THE BURYING PLACE was a finalist for the same award. Other winners of this award have included authors Lisa Gardner, John Sandford, and Stephen King.

Chris Hauty graduated from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, then moved to New York, where he supported his playwriting habit as a bike messenger and graphic artist. The sale of his first screenplay, Don Coyote, to 20th Century Fox prompted a move to Los Angeles. Employed for the last thirty years as a screenwriter, he has worked for every major movie studio, in nearly all genres, and in collaboration with Hollywood professionals ranging from Mel Gibson to Jessica Alba. The author of DEEP STATE (Apple Best of 2020), SAVAGE ROAD (CALIBA Award-nominated), and STORM RISING (Amazon Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Editors’ Pick). Chris currently lives in Venice, California.

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington. His first novel, The Drifter, won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards, and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017. Light It Up was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books. Both Light it Up and The Wild One were shortlisted for the Barry Award. He is the author of seven books in the Peter Ash series, including his latest, THE RUNAWAY. Nick lives in Milwaukee, where he is hard at work on the next Peter Ash novel.

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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.

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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.