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
Tuesday January 23 - Assistant District Attorney John Duran
John Duran earned a B.A. in English and American history from the University of New Mexico, followed by a J.D. from UNM School of Law.
In 2003-2013, John was an Assistant District Attorney for the 2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office, in the Felony Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, and Gang Crime Divisions. In 2012, he was named Juris Prudence Prosecutor of the Year for the State of New Mexico.
John has been a UNM School of Law Adjunct Professor and Coordinator for the Criminal Law and Practice Course.
In 2013-2016, John presided as a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Judge.
Tuesday February 27 - Marie Romero Cash
Marie Romero Cash "writes what she knows" - New Mexico. Her Jemimah Hodge mystery series is set in Santa Fe, where she has lived most of her life. Series protagonists are Forensic Psychologist Hodge and Sheriff Rick Romero.
- Shadows Among the Ruins (2010)
- Treasure Among the Shadows (2013)
- The Mariachi Murder (2016)
A celebrated folk artist, Marie has created art for churches including the Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe.
Before writing mysteries, she published books about New Mexico culture and its churches, a memoir of growing up in Santa Fe, and a romantic novel about the Pueblo Revolt.
Tuesday March 27 - Babs Langner
Barbara Langner's latest mystery, The Chocolate Murder (2017), features a murder victim covered with chocolate, discovered in a bakery. The bakery owner is inspired by the bizarre crime to sell tiny cakes, each topped with a chocolate-covered doll.
Barbara's previous mystery, The Detectives Who Loved Beethoven (2015), introduced protagonist Monica Walters, an English Literature teacher. She works with a detective from Albuquerque Police Department to solve the murder of a violinist at a Beethoven Bash concert held at Journal Theatre.
Babs received B.A. and M.A. degrees from University of Nebraska. On the college newspaper staff, she initially planned a journalism career. She later switched to teaching, and taught English Literature for many years at Highland High School. Then she switched careers again - to mystery writer. Babs has loved mysteries all her life.
Friday March 9 - Field Trip to Forensic Science Center
Join Croak & Dagger for a lecture and tour of the Albuquerque Police Department's Forensic Science Center (5350 2nd Street NW) at 1:45 pm on Friday, March 9.
The lab performs analyses of prints, weapons, DNA, drugs, etc. for APD. Lab technicians will lead the tour and answer questions. Come prepared to ask about techniques, administration of the center, and interesting cases. You will have the chance to learn facts that will add realism to your novels. The lecture, tour and questions should last 2 to 2.5 hours.
Attendance is limited to 30, so sign up at the January 23 Croak & Dagger meeting if possible. OR contact Janet Greger at email@example.com. Sisters-In-Crime author Jan Burke is coming to Albuquerque for a Croak & Dagger mystery event.
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