Albuquerque NM Chapter
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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.
Meeting Location

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Classroom 6 on the second floor is easily accessible by stairs or lobby elevator.

Meetings begin at 7pm
2016 Al Blanchard Award Short Story Contest - now open
To be eligible for the contest, a story must be:
  • a crime story by a New England author OR a crime story with a New England setting (for non-New England authors)
  • previously unpublished, in print or electronically, including author website
  • no more than 5000 words in length
  • from the mystery, thriller, suspense, caper, or horror genres
  • free of torture or killing of children or animals

The contest is sponsored by the New England Crime Bake Committee. Up to two stories may be entered per author. The judges will consider stories previously submitted ONCE, provided they have not been published in the meantime.

There is no entry fee. Deadline for submissions is midnight April 30, 2016. For instructions on how to submit a story, visit

The prize:
  • $100 cash
  • publication in Windward, Level Best Books' 14th short crime fiction anthology
  • free admission to the New England Crime Bake conference
  • a handsome plaque

The winner is not required to attend in order to win. Good luck!

The same story or stories may also be submitted to Level Best Books for inclusion in the next anthology. For guidelines on that separate submission process, visit
Jann Arrington-Wolcott is a former journalist and magazine writer. She was a Founding Member of Women Writing the West and Founding Faculty Member of the Tony Hillerman Writing Conference.  Her award-winning Christmas Celebration: Santa Fe Traditions, Crafts, and Foods was named, “One of the best Christmas Books Ever!” by Good Morning America. 

Arrington-Wolcott’s first attempt at fiction, titled Brujo, sold internationally and was filmed as a TV movie titled, “Seduced by Evil” in 1998.  Her new thriller, Deathmark, was published to rave reviews in July, 2014, by Pronghorn Press WY, who also just released a revised version of the original Brujo, with the subtitle “Eye of the Raven.” A sequel is scheduled for release at the end of 2016. 

The author is currently having a wonderful time writing a fictionalized memoir titled, The Daughter.  A third-generation New Mexican, she lives in Santa Fe.

4th Tuesday of the month:

No February Meeting
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
November 22
No December Meeting
Tuesday, March 22 - Jann Arrington-Wolcott