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.
4th Tuesday of the month:
Meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the police briefing room at James Joseph Dwyer Memorial Substation, 12700 Montgomery NE (one block east of Tramway).
If the substation parking lot is full, additional parking is available just below the substation; the entrance to that lot is via a driveway below the substation.
Tuesday, February 25 - Santa Fe Thriller Writers
Sarah Lovett is currently collaborating with former CIA covert operative Valerie Plame Wilson, co-authoring the second book (fall 2014) in a series of "Vanessa Pierson" spy novels for Penguin Books/Blue Rider Press. The series debut, Blowback, was published in October 2013.
On her own, Lovett is the author of Dark Alchemy, Dantes' Inferno, Dangerous Attachments, Acquired Motives and A Desperate Silence, featuring forensic psychologist Dr. Sylvia Strange.
David Wood's Dane Maddock series of thrillers takes readers around the world in search of legendary artifacts and on quests to solve ancient mysteries. He is also the author of popular young adult and historical fiction titles. Writing as David Debord, he authors the Absent Gods fantasy series.
Tuesday, March 25 - Christine Barber
James Reich is the author of the novels Bombshell (July 2013) and I, Judas (October 2011) published by Soft Skull Press. Bombshell was reviewed by New York Times Review of Books. Croak & Dagger February meeting features a panel of Santa Fe thriller writers, moderated by Rob Kresge, author of the 2013 Civil War spy thriller Saving Lincoln. Christine Barber wrote her first mystery at age 10. She spent over 15 years as an award-winning journalist, before winning the 2008 Tony Hillerman prize for her first novel, The Replacement Child.
Her mystery series set in Santa Fe, New Mexico features newspaper editor Lucy Newroe and Detective Gil Montoya: The Replacement Child (2008), The Bone Fire (2010) and When the Devil Doesn't Show (2013).
Christine is also writing non-fiction books about linguistics and how to survive being kidnapped by a serial killer.
For fans of the Pendergast mystery series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child: an epilogue to White Fire (#13).