What’s New This Month: SEPTEMBER 2022


New Releases
Awards and Nominations
Author Appearances
Book Deals
Conferences, Festivals & Fairs
and More!

New Releases

Dorothy Howell’s latest mystery and 48th book(!) is SEAMS LIKE MURDER, which marks the launch of her Sewing Studio Mystery series. Kensington will release it on September 27th in hardcover, digital, and audio. .”

The latest in GIGI PANDIAN’s Accidental Alchemist series, THE ALCHEMIST OF RIDDLE AND RUIN, is out now.

The third book in Sheila Lowe’s Beyond the Veil series, THE LAST DOOR comes out at the end of the month.

Announcing book #1 of the Jimmy Cooper mystery series: BIG FAT F@!K-UP by Lawrence Allan.

Craig Faustus Buck’s short story “The Shabbos Guy” is included in the new collection,

Awards and Nominations

Sue Hinkin was named the Writer of the Year for 2021-2022 by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

Naomi Hirahara’s novel, CLARK AND DIVISION, is nominated for the 2022 Anthony Award for Best Novel. The Anthony winner will be announced at Bouchercon on September 10.

Tori Eldrige celebrates her nomination for the 2022 Anthony Award for Best Paperback/eBook/Audiobook for her novel, THE NINJA BETRAYED

Rachel Howzell Hall’s novel, THESE TOXIC THINGS, is also up for the 2022 Anthony Award for Best Novel.

Lawrence Allan won the 2022 Claymore Award for best unpublished manuscript in the Comedy category for his novel, BIG FAT F@#K UP, at Thriller Nashville last month.

Judith Ayn’s prequel novella in her Cheater’s Lake mystery series, MURDER AT THE NO-KILL ANIMAL SHELTER, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the Cat Writer’s Association.

Gigi Pandian’s short story, The Locked Room Library, which appeared in the July /August 2021 edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, has been nominated for a 2022 Macavity award.

Author Appearances


Use the above link to participate in a conversation with Sue Hinkin at the White Tail Coffee Shop on September 17 at 5:30 pm

Sheila Lowe will be celebrating the release of her new book, THE LAST DOOR (#3 in the Beyond the Veil paranormal suspense series), with an Orange County launch party at Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach on October 1st at 1pm

On Sunday, October 2nd, Connie DiMarco will join Sheila Lowe at Book Carnival in Orange at 2pm to discuss her latest Zodiac Mystery, SERPENT’S DOOM.

Book Deals

Ellen Byron signed a new contract with publisher Kensington for the 5th book in her Catering Hall mystery series.

Carl Vonderau has signed with Oceanview Publishing for his next suspense novel, SAVING MYLES, which is due out in August 2023

Programs and Webinars

Free Unless Otherwise Noted

Conferences, Festivals & Fairs

Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference
October 20 – 23 Pasadena CA

the 805 Writers Conference and Book Expo
November 5 & 6 Ventura CA
SinC members receive a discount until 9/30/22

Registration is open for the 2023
2023 California Crime Writers Conference
which will be held at the Hilton LA (Culver City) on June 10 and 11, 2023.
Hone your craft
Get a manuscript critique
Learn about marketing
and be entertained by our Guests of Honor,
Deborah Crombie and Rachel Howzell Hall

Other News

Sisters in Crime is having a world wide 35th anniversary celebration!
10:30 am (EDT) — 3:45 (EDT)
REGISTER HERE to reserve a spot:
This member-only event will include:
• A conversation between the first SinC president, Sara Paretsky, and former SinC president, Lori Rader-Day
• A SinC trivia game
• A conversation with other organizations who advocate for writers
• A conversation with SinC grant winners
• Reading of flashword winners
• Showing of SinC at 35 videos
• Spotlight on some of our members
• Socializing

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