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 will now convene at The Newton (Same building as the Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix) 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Member-authors are welcome to bring their books to sell at meetings. No RSVPs needed. Attendees pay for their own meals and drinks.

Every month we meet to hone our skills, learn how to get published, promote our work, and network with other crime fiction writers. Our guest speakers include professionals in the writing and law enforcement industry, including: publishers, editors, and other authors.

6:00-6:30 pm Dinner, Networking
6:30p-7:00 pm Business Meeting
7:00-8:00 pm Speaker

Next Member Meeting: June 19, 2019

​You’ll regret it if you miss the opportunity to hear Annette Rogers, the Associate Editor at Sourcebooks. She is going to fill us in on pitching our projects and, more importantly, her discussion will zero-in on ways to get an editor’s eye to read your manuscript. She’ll tell us why she thinks writers should focus less on getting an agent or creating the perfect pitch, and instead focus more on their first page or their first chapter. This is a Desert Sleuths meeting you won’t want to miss!

See you June 19, 2019 at: THE NEWTON, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013