Welcome to the
Sisters in Crime
Desert Sleuths Chapter!

An Organization for Writers, Readers, and Fans of Crime Fiction and Mystery 

Our Chapter is a proud member of Sisters in Crime, an international organization that promotes the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry, raising professionalism, serving as the voice for excellence and achieving diversity in crime writing.

The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter is located in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and serves members throughout the State of Arizona. Our members include bestselling, award-winning authors as well as emerging writers, fans of mysteries and crime stories, and other genres. Whatever your level of experience, you are welcome to join us.

Monthly Meetings

The third Wednesday of each month Desert Sleuths convenes in the Wall Street Room at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (4000 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251) in Old Town Scottsdale. Member-authors are welcome to bring their books to sell at meetings. No RSVPs needed. Attendees pay for their own meals.

Every month we meet to hone our skills, learn how to get published, promote our work, and network with other crime fiction writers. Our speakers include law enforcement officers, publishers, editors, and other authors.

6p-6:30p Dinner, Networking
6:30p-7p Business Meeting
7p-8p Speaker

Next Member Meeting:

November 15, 2017

Scott Cole


Attention Crime Writers: Here’s your opportunity to learn about criminals from an expert. Our November speaker is currently a probation officer supervisor for the federal government. Scott Cole has stories to tell from his 16 years of experience in the criminal justice field, including a stint as an adult probation officer for Maricopa County. Bring your questions and plan to learn more about this fascinating aspect of law enforcement.

December 13, 2017

Holiday Party

6p-9p
Cornish Pasty Co.
3800 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251