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
(click for Google Map)

Classroom 7 on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator

Meetings begin at 7pm
Meeting Dates

4th Tuesday each month:

April 24
May 22
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25
October 23
November 27

No December Meeting
Saturday, May 19 - An All Day Writers' Workshop with Jan Burke
First Unitarian Church, Carlisle & Comanche     9 to 5 (doors open at 8:30)

$10 discount for Sisters in Crime members
$5 discount if you do not want the box lunch
$10 surcharge for registration after May 14

Keynote/Featured Speaker: Jan Burke
Edgar Award Winner, Sisters-In-Crime Ambassador, Best-Selling Author
Born and raised in the Rocky Mountains, Charlene Bell Dietz now lives a few miles from Torreon in the central mountains of New Mexico. She traveled the United States as an educational consultant after she retired as a school administrator and years of teaching different subjects and grades, including graduate-level college classes.

Her writing includes published articles, children's stories, and award winning short stories.  One of her short stories, The Inner Child of Henry J., was included in The 2016 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Anthology.

Her murder-mystery novel fraught with family drama, THE FLAPPER, THE SCIENTIST, AND THE SABOTEUR, won the 2016 NM-AZ First Book Award, became a finalist in the International Book Award, and earned a Kirkus starred review.

Her second novel, THE FLAPPER, THE IMPOSTOR, AND THE STALKER, is a historical murder mystery which unveils the young adult life of the flapper in the first book. These books are available from any book retailer.
Tuesday April 24 - Charlene Bell Dietz
Registration Options:

  • Mail name, address, phone, email, box lunch choice and your check to:
            Croak and Dagger
            PO Box 92483
            Albuquerque NM 87199-2483
  • use PayPal "Send Money" to with your name, address, phone, email, box lunch choice in the "Note" section, so it will go directly to Croak & Dagger
  • website registration with PayPal
Planned Speakers/Panelists include:
Anne Hillerman
Joe Badal
David Morrell
John Trestrail
Susan Paturzo
Rob Kresge
Barbara Nickless
An Assistant DA
Planned Sessions include:
Forensics and Physical Evidence
Reality Check
Headed to the Courtroom
Poisons: Do it. Spot it.
Professional Protagonist
Exoneration & Rehabilitation
Amateur Protagonist
Master Criminal & Detective
Optional box lunch sandwich choices: Roast Beef, Turkey, Vegan (special requests will be considered)