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:
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Avenue NE
Classroom 6 on the second floor is easily accessible by stairs or lobby elevator.
Meetings begin at 7pm
Tuesday, January 26 - Christina Squire
Christina is retired from the University of New Mexico. She has worked at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University Art Museum, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and has taught Theatre Appreciation. She has a Master’s degree in Theatre and Dance. She has played in many community theatre productions. She wrote and performed a thirty-minute monologue that was featured at The Filling Station’s 3rd Annual SoloFest in 2011.
In retirement, Christina turned to writing mystery fiction. Murder at the Observatory is set in the University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy. Protagonist Caroline Steele is bored with life, until she is suspected of killing her arch nemesis and must find the real killer to clear herself.
Christina and her husband Bruce live in Albuquerque.
Jann Arrington-Wolcott is a former journalist and magazine writer. She was a Founding Member of Women Writing the West and Founding Faculty Member of the Tony Hillerman Writing Conference. Her award-winning Christmas Celebration: Santa Fe Traditions, Crafts, and Foods was named, “One of the best Christmas Books Ever!” by Good Morning America.
Arrington-Wolcott’s first attempt at fiction, titled Brujo, sold internationally and was filmed as a TV movie titled, “Seduced by Evil” in 1998. Her new thriller, Deathmark, was published to rave reviews in July, 2014, by Pronghorn Press, WY., who also just released a revised version of the original Brujo, with the subtitle “Eye of the Raven.” A sequel is scheduled for release the end of 2016.
The author is currently having a wonderful time writing a fictionalized memoir titled, The Daughter. A third-generation New Mexican, she lives in Santa Fe.
4th Tuesday of the month:
Tuesday, November 24 - Cordelia Willis
Criminalist Cordelia Willis, from the county crime lab in San Jose CA, is a Crime Scene Investigator who previously interned with the NCIS Cold Case Squad. Over the past 17 years at the crime lab she has gone to crime scenes, tested drugs, processed items for fingerprints, analyzed items for biological fluids, worked with the DNA database, compared shoeprints and tire tracks, interpreted blood spatter, analyzed video and audio evidence, and processed cell phones.
Tuesday, February 23 - Jann Arrington-Wolcott