Event: April 2023 Book Club

You are cordially invited to attend Sisters in Crime-Colorado Book Club. We meet once a month via Zoom. Come ready to chat with the author and other readers! If you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. We discuss craft, publishing and other subjects too. Everyone is welcome! Book club is free and open to the public. For specific dates please see the schedule at sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club

PLEASE NOTE:  Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by emailing  


April 19th, 10 am

April’s selection is Standing Dead by Margaret Mizushima

In this episode, the case for Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo becomes personal when Mattie’s mother vanishes without a trace. After a dead man is found tied to a standing dead pine in the beetle-killed forest near Timber Creek, Mattie is forced to play cat and mouse with a killer. In a last-ditch gambit, she goes undercover into the killer’s lair to try to save her mother—or die trying. STANDING DEAD can be found wherever books are sold.


Upcoming Release: Rat Race by Becky Clark

Sisters in Crime – CO member, Becky Clark is happy to announce the upcoming release of Rat Race, a Sugar Mill Marketplace Novella. Rat Race releases March 23rd and is available for preorder.

A stolen gift. A shocking truth. Dena smells a rat.

Dena Russo has it all: a satisfying life in Santa Fe with her best friend Georgia by her side, no shortage of fun, and even a speed dating escapade under their belt. But at Thanksgiving dinner with friends and Dena’s adult daughter Charlee, Dena agrees to design a scavenger hunt for Georgia’s 72nd birthday the next day. When Georgia’s birthday gift is revealed, everyone is shocked, even Dena and Charlee who hid it.

As Dena and Charlee dig deeper, they uncover friends with ulterior motives, a passel of middle-aged mean girls, and a laboratory full of rats.

With her reputation and everything she loves about her life in Santa Fe at stake, Dena must figure out what really happened with Georgia’s gift. Will Dena sniff out the truth before she is shunned completely?

If you like the funny, cozy Mystery Writer Mysteries starring Charlee Russo, then you’ll love the Sugar Mill Marketplace Mysteries starring her mother, Dena Russo. RAT RACE is the novella that bridges both series.

If you like characters you’d like to hang out with, amateur sleuths solving crimes, and light-hearted cozy mysteries, get your paws on Becky Clark’s 99c RAT RACE, the short read that kicks off the Sugar Mill Mystery series … today! 

Rat Race on Amazon www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BYBXXXR8

To continue the fun, preorder the first three books in the Sugar Mill Mystery Series on Amazon (www.amazon.com/dp/B0BYC88CCM)

Upcoming Release: Defcon by Michele Packard

Sisters in Crime-CO member Michele Packard is pleased to announce the upcoming release of her latest book Defcon in her AESOP thriller series. Defcon releases April 7th.

America’s top operative, Matti Baker, is launching an all out war in this fast-paced, psychological, political thriller.

There is one quality that is unique to the human species…GREED.

Baker is enlisting the help of the President and her team in this fight against individual and corporate conspiracies and greed as they target her for the destruction of a virus that could solve the world’s health concerns. Baker is sacrificing all and doing what others are unwilling to do. The target is on her back. No more cancer, no more diabetes…if she can stay alive long enough to reproduce her genesis. She’s serving justice.

Freedom comes at a cost and the payment is Matti Baker as she launches her own version of DEFCON.

The countdown has started.

DEFCON is a multi-layered, heart-pounding, realistic thriller in the ongoing AESOP series.

Amazon: DEFCON