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 6 on the second floor, accessible by stairs or elevator

Meetings begin at 7pm

4th Tuesday each month:

March 28
April 25
May 23
June 27
July 25
August 22
September 26
October 24
November 28
No December Meeting
For Works First Published in the U.S. in 2016
The Private Eye Writers of America 2017 Shamus Awards are for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2016.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 2017. No extensions can be given.

Shamus Committees will forward their final list to the Shamus Awards Chair by May 31, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible works must feature as a main character a person PAID for investigative work but NOT employed for that work by a unit of government. These include traditionally licensed private investigators; lawyers and reporters who do their own investigations; and others who function as hired private agents. These do NOT include law enforcement officers, other government employees or amateur, uncompensated sleuths.

Independently published books (Indies) may be submitted to the Best Original Paperback PI Novel category.

SUBMISSIONS: Please send one copy of each eligible work to ALL members of the appropriate committee. Do NOT submit a book to more than one committee.

There is no application fee and no submission form, as a simple cover letter will suffice. If you have any questions, please email Gay Toltl Kinman at BEFORE submitting.

Categories for the 2017 Shamus Awards:

BEST HARDCOVER PI NOVEL: A book-length work of fiction published in hardcover in 2016 that is NOT the author's first published PI novel.

BEST FIRST PI NOVEL: A book-length work of fiction, in hardcover or paperback, first published in 2016, that is the author's first published novel featuring a private investigator as a main character.

BEST ORIGINAL PAPERBACK PI NOVEL: A book-length work of fiction first published as a paperback original in 2016 that is NOT the author's first PI novel. Paperback reprints of previously published novels are NOT eligible.

BEST PI SHORT STORY: A work of fiction of 20,000 words or fewer. Stories first published in an earlier year and reprinted in a magazine, anthology or collection in 2016, are NOT eligible.

                                                2017 SHAMUS Awards Committees

- Colleen Collins (Chair), POB 12159, Denver CO 80212
- John Hegenberger, 6487 Ethan Dr, Reynoldsburg OH 43068
- Rick Ollerman, 61 Forest Glen Rd, Littleton NH 03561

- O'Neil DeNoux (Chair), 428 West 25th Ave, Covington LA 70433
- Billy Kring, POB 1036, Sabinal TX 78881
- S.J. Rozan, 302-A W. 12th St #298, New York NY 10014

- Stephen Rogers (Chair), POB 286, Buzzards Bay MA 02532
- Beth Terrell, 2919 Dunmore Dr, Nashville TN 37214
- Michael Bracken, 1213 South Haven, Hewitt TX 76643

- Charles Ardai (Chair), 333 Central Park West #33, New York NY 10025
- Jack Clark, 4021 North Sawyer Ave, Chicago IL 60618
- Linda Sands, 7010 Sentara Pl, Alpharetta GA 30005
Tuesday March 28  - Lifeguard Emergency Air Service
Lifeguard is a hospital based program with University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH). They provide emergency service to the state with two fixed-wing airplanes and one helicopter. They transport all ages, from neonatal to geriatric patients. Each flight is staffed with a pilot, a Flight Nurse, and a Flight Paramedic. They do flights in and out of New Mexico. They specialize in Neonates, Pediatrics and High Risk OB patients.

Team members who are coming to speak at our Croak & Dagger meeting:
  • Kathy Wilson - Certified Flight Nurse
  • Joanna Gawrada - Certified Flight Paramedic
  • Jo Ann Catanach - Certified Air Medical Dispatch and Paramedic
On Deck:

Tuesday April 25  - Gloria Casale, author of Bioterror

Tuesday May 23 - Laura Metzler, librarian at Hillerman Library

Tuesday June 27 - Christine Barber, author