Month: August 2018

And the stories for Fatally Haunted are…

We are pleased to announce the authors and stories included in the new Sisters in Crime/LA anthology Fatally Haunted. The anthology will be published in the spring of 2019.

“Resurrection” by Jennifer Younger

In 1948 Los Angeles, a woman is forced to confront her past when the man who left her for dead years earlier unexpectedly reappears in her life.

“Cat Walks into a Bank” by Gobind Tanaka

A Marine Corps veteran must overcome PTSD flashbacks to thwart a violent bank robbery crew and protect her prospective new girlfriend.

“Darkness Keeps Chasing” by Peter Sexton

LAPD Detective Bill Laswell’s worst fear begins to unfold when he receives an early-morning call informing him that his thirteen year old daughter has been abducted.

“King Hanuman” by Alison McMahan

The first Khmer-American police officer on the LBPD has plenty to contend with, but she never expects the simple arrest of a child car thief to lead to a gang war.

“Palimpsest” by Micheal Kelly

When an antique dealer buys the estate of an art history professor, she draws the attention of a man obsessed with a lost treasure.

“Death of the Hollywood Sign Girl” by A.P. Jamison

Haunted by bad news, a young man hikes up to the Hollywood Sign and is forever changed by what he witnesses there.

“Coincidence” by Mark Hague

The murder of a young man pushed from a train platform haunts a light rail train engineer. A year later, when confronted with a similar scenario, what does he do?

“Blood Shadows” by B. J. Graf

Haunted by his slip-up at a crime scene, a serial killer learns he has no idea of the real mistakes he’s made.

“The Funnel of Love” by Cyndra Gernet

A twenty-something carney worker accused of a crime in Arizona flees to the assumed safety of California.

“Tick-Tock” by Lisa Ciarfella

Lulu joins Sammy in one last heist, only to find she can’t escape her demons in the City of Angels.

“The End Justifies the Means” by Tony Chiarchiaro

An abused employee seeks vengeance against his tyrannical employer, only to be faced with the ultimate question: is sweet revenge worth the ultimate toll?

“Strands of Time” by Roger Cannon

Rev left his hometown ten years ago, but an old grudge lives on. Too late to save an old flame, he’s on a mission to find her killer.

“Auble’s Ghost” by Julia Bricklin

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Captain Hurman Auble of the LAPD is obsessed over bizarre clues left by a serial killer—and vows to find him before he strikes yet again.

“Shifting Reflections” by Julie G. Beers

A woman is haunted by her missing twin sister – who’s crying out for justice from beyond the grave.


The Board of Directors wishes to thank the Fatally Haunted editors for their hard work in sharpening and strengthening the stories in this anthology.



SEPTEMBER 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM –

Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles is a local chapter of an organization dedicated to the advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. The Los Angeles chapter publishes biennial anthologies. Come hear from 10 authors who appeared in the LAst Resort anthology about their individual experiences, and why the City of Angels serves as an excellent backdrop for crime and mystery fiction. The event will be moderated by Chapter President Anne Louise Bannon and will showcase Avril Adams, Paula Bernstein, Lynne Bronstein, Sarah M. Chen, L.H. Dillman, Wrona Gall, Cyndra Gernet, Melinda Loomis, Georgia Jeffries, Laurie Stevens, and Mae Woods. More information is available at the City of Pasadena website.

Upcoming Events from Sisters in Crime Orange County!

The Sisters in Crime Orange County chapter offers several upcoming events we wanted to make our Los Angeles members aware of.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018 – 1 PM


T. Jefferson Parker will be interviewed by SoCal MWA president Glen Erik Hamilton , plus Q&A and book signing

In Parker’s new novel, SWIFT VENGEANCE, Roland Ford is hunting down a mysterious killer, jockeying for position with the FBI, and risking everything to save a friend in terrible jeopardy.   Free Luncheon Buffet.  Open to the Public.

No charge (donations gladly accepted)
RSVP: [email protected] by THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018.


Meeting place:

Irvine Ranch Water District
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

Map for Irvine Ranch Water District

*Disclaimer: Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service


5th Annual Ladies of Intrigue

Featuring Remarkable Women Mystery Writers

Mesa Verde Country Club

 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please see the flyer below or visit


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