Appearances: Colorado Book and Arts Festival

Sisters in Crime-Colorado will have a booth at the Colorado Book and Arts Festival on March 16, 2019. Come on by and say hello! For more information, please visit Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. > https://cobookandartsfest.com/

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Award Finalists: Foreword Indie Book of the Year

Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima and The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn have been named finalists in the Foreword Indie Book of the Year Awards (Mystery category).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations!

For more information,  please visit: https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/finalists/2018/mystery/.

Field Trip: Tour the CBI Crime Lab

Sisters in Crime-Colorado Chapter has scheduled a field trip to Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) Crime Lab! It is at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Please note: This is a members only event. If you are interested in joining the Sisters in Crime-Colorado chapter, please find us here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

Sisters-in-Crime will tour the lab, learning about the collection, preservation, and analysis of crime scene evidence.  Functions of the crime lab include:

  • Forensic Biology-analysis of body fluids / genetic material used for identification purposes
  • DNA
  • Fingerprints
  • Impression evidence, including footwear and tire tracks
  • Firearms evidence
  • Toolmarks- comparison of a specific weapon/tool to evidence found at the crime scene
  • Trace Chemistry- analysis of gunshot residue, fire debris, tape, textile fibers, metals, etc.
  • Toxicology- analysis of biological fluids for the presence of drugs/alcohol/poison

We will meet several experts across various disciplines with ample opportunities to ask questions.

A maximum of 30 people may attend so you MUST sign up in advance to ensure your spot. Please RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/259672242/

The Crime Lab address/location is available through the chapter’s yahoo group listserv.

Please note: This is a members only event. If you are interested in joining the Sisters in Crime-Colorado chapter, please find us here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

Publication News: Kate Lansing

Kate Lansing’s KILLER CHARDONNAY, the first book in the Vino Valentine cozy mystery series, where the owner of a newly opened winery expertly pairs wine with solving murders in the picturesque town of Boulder, CO, was acquired by Miranda Hill at Berkley in a three-book deal.

http://katelansing.com/2019/03/03/the-one-where-i-announce-my-book-deal/

http://katelansing.com/category/cozy-mysteries/

Congratulations, Kate!

Event: March Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club March  reads include The Throwaways  by LS Hawker (Parker) and Petty Cash by Leeann Betts (Fort Collins).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

Appearance: Barbara Nickless

Barbara Nickless will be teaching a mystery writing workshop called Pinot & Noir, at the Murder in the Mountains, Mini Noir Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Learn to commit murder and get the inside scoop on mystery writing with an award-winning and bestselling crime novelist. Delve into structure, creating compelling characters, planting clues and red herrings, burying the bodies, and handling that essential requirement of the modern thriller – the twist. Pinot Noir flights served for participants 21 and older.

https://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Pinot-Noir

For more information about the Murder in the Mountains, Mini Noir Festival, Feb 22-23, 2019: https://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Murder-in-the-Mountains

It will be a thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery writing, including author conversations, a live panel exchange with Scottish crime festival writers, mystery writing workshop, youth forensic workshop, “Noir in the Bar” event, murder mystery dinner, and more! Visiting authors include Barbara Nickless, bestselling crime writer of Dead Stop and Blood on the Tracks, along with screenwriter and author of more than 50 bestselling books, Kevin J. Anderson, in a live exchange with Norwegian writers Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door, and Jørn Lier Horst author of the The Katharina Code.

Event: February Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club February reads include Kept Secrets by Shawn McGuire (Parker) and Most Gracious Advocate by Mary Birk (Fort Collins).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!