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.
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 DS Meeting – November 20, 2019: Detective Darren Udd (Phoenix Police Department Homicide Unit) and Detective Pete Salazar (Scottsdale Police Department Homicide Unit) spent the majority of their careers conducting violent crime investigations. The “Dynamic Duo” met while working on a multi-jurisdictional task force to solve “The Serial Shooter Case” in 2005-2006. The two detectives, now Private Investigators will share a wealth of information about police and P.I.’s.