April Hybrid meeting! Come join us April 3rd,

Join SinC/LA for the
April 3rd, 2022 Hybrid Meeting
DATE: Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

We are thrilled to announce that, for the first time since the pandemic, we will be meeting in person at our new venue,

The Hollywood Women’s Club.

Members who can’t make the in person meeting are welcome to join us on Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:

If you wish to participate by Zoom, use this link.

If you are coming in person, please send an email to mail@sistersincrimela.com so we know how many to expect.

Location: The Hollywood Women’s Club
1749 N. La Brea Ave. (just South of Franklin)
Los Angeles CA 90046
Parking: The club has its own parking lot, which we are welcome to use. Enter using the driveway just South of the building.
Entry: The club does not use the front entrance. Please enter the side door from the driveway. Our meeting room is the lounge.

Covid Precautions:

Although LA County has relaxed its indoor masking requirements, we want everyone to feel safe and comfortable, and no one to get sick. We will be requiring proof of vaccination at entry and ask that you wear a mask during the meeting unless you are a speaker. We continue to follow the case counts and will revise our requirements when indicated.

Featured Speaker

Dennis Palumbo

Dennis Palumbo image

Dennis Palumbo

Dennis Palumbo's Panic Attack book cover image

Writer’s Block: What it Means—and What it Doesn’t

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter (My Favorite Year; Welcome Back, Kotter, etc.), Dennis Palumbo is a licensed psychotherapist and author. His mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand and elsewhere, and is collected in From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press). His series of award-winning mystery thrillers (Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors, Phantom Limb, Head Wounds, and the latest, Panic Attack) feature Daniel Rinaldi, a psychologist and trauma expert who consults with the Pittsburgh Police.

About Panic Attack: Psychologist Daniel Rinaldi is no stranger to trauma. A survivor of not one, but two attempts on his life by a deranged killer, the therapist also counsels trauma patients in his private practice, and contracts with the Pittsburgh Police to help victims of violent crime cope with their experience.

For more information about Dennis Palumbo, visit www.dennispalumbo.com

Readers: HJ & Alexia Forman

HJ and Alexia Forman image

Readers: HJ Forman (our Corresponding Secretary, Henry Jay) was born and raised in New York City. In the latter part of a long and successful career as an award-winning academic biomedical scientist, he began writing mysteries. He is willing to admit that a small percentage of the inhabitants of academia are unworthy of admiration.

Alexia Forman, a proud Philadelphian, went from painting pictures with oils to painting them with words. In her long history as an academic librarian, she also discovered how academia mirrors the rest of society.
The Formans live in Southern California. They have one daughter of whom they are extremely proud and a tiny Yorkshire Terrier who is delighted to be the only real character in the book.

HJ and Alexia Forman's book cover Toxic Vengeance

In Toxic Vengeance, bodies of respected, highly educated men and women are dropping in different parts of the country. Why are all the victims poisoned even when they die by different means? It takes fiery redhead police detective Cindy Firestone from a Washington, D.C. suburb to spot a connection. She brings the case to the attention of FBI Special Agent Steve Jude, who recognizes her intelligence and enjoys her packaging. Together, they investigate the many suspects and learn about the world of academic science, which most outsiders assume to be sedate. How wrong is that!