Albuquerque NM Chapter
Email Us
The Albuquerque NM Croak & Dagger chapter of Sisters in Crime welcomes mystery fans who enjoy felonious fun, absolutely criminal companionship and sensational speakers. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and open to the public.

4th Tuesday of the month:

July 22
August 26
September 23
October 28
November 26
Meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the police briefing room at James Joseph Dwyer Memorial Substation, 12700 Montgomery NE (one block east of Tramway).

If the substation parking lot is full, additional parking is available just below the substation; the entrance to that lot is via a driveway below the substation.
For fans of the Pendergast mystery series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: an epilogue to White Fire (#13).
Tuesday, July 22 - Laura Sanchez
Freaking Green won the 2014 New Mexico Press Women's ZIA AWARD and the 2014 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL award, and is also shortlisted for the 2014 GREEN EARTH BOOK AWARD for Young Adult Fiction.

Laura shares her thoughts on "Books, Building, Eats, Pop Culture, Politics, Climate Change and Cats" at
Santa Fe Author Appearance and Signing in Albuquerque
Debut author Janie Chodosh is a new member of Croak-and-Dagger. Welcome, Janie!

Her new book, Death Spiral, A Faith Flores Science Mystery came out in April with Poisoned Pencil, the new young-adult mystery imprint of Poisoned Press.

Janie will be reading from and signing her book on July 14th from 7-8 PM at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW in Albuquerque.

Learn more about Death Spiral at
Listen to Parnell Hall singing his song:
"Sisters in Crime"
Tuesday, August 26 - An Albuquerque Firefighter
Laura Sanchez has lived in New Mexico most of her life. She has a formal education in art and art history, and a far wider informal education. For years she ran an architectural design business specializing in energy efficient houses. Laura has written for regional publications about housing, books and environmental issues. She lives in Los Lunas, New Mexico, with her husband, four cats and assorted wildlife.
Laura's books include:
  • Fallingwater in 3D Studio - a computer tutorial to model Frank Lloyd Wright's home
  • Adobe Houses for Today - Flexible Plans for Your Adobe Home (2008)
  • Freaking Green (2013) - a young adult novel about reducing carbon footprint
  • Killer Miracle (2014) - a murder mystery set in New Mexico
Check back for details!
Tuesday, September 23 - Pari Noskin Taichert
Pari Noskin Taichert has garnered two Agatha Award nominations for her mystery series featuring Sasha Solomon published by the University of New Mexico Press:
  • The Clovis Incident (2004)
  • The Belen Hitch (2005)
  • The Socorro Blast (2008)

All humorously celebrate the Land of Enchantment while exploring the deeper human condition.
Pari was a founding member as well as the first President of Croak-and-Dagger. She is a 20+ year veteran in the public relations industry, the founder of the Anthony-nominated web log, and an award-winning freelance features writer. She finds delight in eating Vietnamese food, playing cello, lifting weights, hanging out with writers and readers, loving her family and practicing gratitude.

Enjoy Pari's blog posts from the archives on Murderati, follow her on Facebook, or check out the Sasha Solomon fan page.