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!