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.
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Avenue NE
Classroom 7 on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator
Meetings begin at 7pm
4th Tuesday each month:
No December Meeting
Croak & Dagger welcomes new member-author, Donnell Ann Bell.
Donnell grew up in the Land of Enchantment's Four Corners area. She lived in Colorado for decades, now calls Las Cruces home.
Donnell wrote nonfiction for business and parenting publications, but prefers to write romantic suspense fiction.
She's been the winner (or a finalist) in many Romance Writers of America (RWA) competitions. Nominations for RWA Golden Heart led to publication of The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall.
Visit Donnell's website donnellannbell.com to learn more about each book, sign up for her newsletter, read her articles, see many of her awards, read her Mystery Tribune Magazine interview and Library & Book Club questions for her novels.
"Suspense Too Close to Home"
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Tuesday, July 24 - Jonathan Miller
Albuquerque criminal defense attorney Jonathan Miller has traveled all over the state, lived in Albuquerque, Roswell and Las Cruces, and briefly worked in Santa Fe.
Miller's Rattlesnake Lawyer legal thriller mysteries are set in New Mexico.
- Rattlesnake Lawyer (Cool Titles 2000)
- Crater County: A Legal Thriller of New Mexico (Cool Titles 2004)
- Volcano Verdict (Cool Titles 2006) *
- La Bajada Lawyer (Cool Titles 2008) *
- Lawyer Geisha Pink (Cool Titles 2011) *
- Contract Conflict (Cool Titles 2012) *
- Rattlesnake Wedding (Cool Titles 2013)
- Navajo Repo (Nightstalker Press 2014)
- A Million Dead Lawyers: A Rattlesnake Lawyer Novel (Casa de Snapdragon 2016) *
- Luna Law (Casa de Snapdragon 2017)
Tuesday, August 28 - Captain Andrea "Andi" Taylor, BCSO
Captain Andi Taylor is head of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office South Valley Area Command Center. She's on call 24/7, responsible for the daily activities of all deputies, sergeants, and lieutenants.
The day after her graduation from University of New Mexico with Criminology and Psychology degrees, she applied to the BCSO Training Academy. She's been with BCSO since 2001. Before becoming captain, she served as deputy for three years, undercover narcotics detective for five years, sergeant for three years, and lieutenant for two years, passing each test on her first try.
Taylor heads the Bernalillo County Animal Cruelty Taskforce. She walks rescue dogs on the weekend, and owns a rescue dog, one of the ways she finds healing.
Taylor is a leader in reducing the backlog of forensic evidence kits from sexual assaults. When she discovered the huge backlog (thousands of kits), her immediate first step was to categorize and prioritize the kits; most urgent are recent assaults where survivors aren't sure who attacked them, and DNA might crack the case.