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.


Join SinC/LA for the
February 6, 2022 Virtual Meeting
DATE: Sunday, February 6, 2022
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
MEETING: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Featured Speaker:
Frank Zafiro

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The title for his talk is “Thank You, Joseph Wambaugh”

Frank Zafiro writes gritty crime fiction from both sides of the badge. He was a police officer in Spokane, Washington from 1993 to 2013, holding many different positions and ranks, including patrol officer, corporal, and detective. When he entered leadership, he had the good fortune to eventually command K-9, SWAT, Volunteer Services, the Patrol Division, and the Investigative and Special Operations Division. He retired as a captain.

F Zafiro book Dirty Little Town

Frank is the author of over thirty novels, most of them crime fiction, including his flagship police procedural, The River City series (now at seven entries). He has collaborated with five different authors on more than a dozen books. In addition to writing, Frank hosts the crime fiction podcast Wrong Place, Write Crime. He is an avid hockey fan and a tortured guitarist. He currently lives in Redmond, Oregon.

Guest Reader: Peggy Rothschild

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Peggy Rothschild grew up in Los Angeles and has authored two adult mysteries, CLEMENTINE’S SHADOW and ERASING RAMONA, as well as one young adult adventure, PUNISHMENT SUMMER. Her short stories, “The Cookie Crumbles” and “The Devil’s Club,” were published in the anthologies The Best Laid Plans and Heartbreaks and Half-Truths respectively. Her short story, “The Magic Hour,” was included in the recent SinC L.A. anthology, Avenging Angelenos. Peggy also illustrated the children’s book Angie’s Great Big Beautiful Life: Tales of Angie the Rescue Cat.

After losing their home during a California wildfire, Peggy and her husband moved to the beach community of Los Osos along the central coast. When not at her desk or out walking, you can usually find her in the garden.

Peggy is a member of Sisters in Crime National and Sisters in Crime Los Angeles, and is represented by Melissa Jeglinski of The Knight Agency.

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A DEADLY BONE TO PICK is her first cozy mystery.



See our Members Articles section for all we have to offer!


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
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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.