Award Nominee: Dark Obsessions by Marie Sutro

Dark Obsessions by Sisters in Crime – CO member, Marie Sutro is nominated for Authors on the Air 2022 Book of the Year award. The live awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 6pm PT on Authors on the Air. Congratulations, Marie!


Reeling from the trauma of her last case, SFPD Detective Kate Barnes heads to the Olympic Peninsula hoping to heal the present by resolving the past. When the ravaged corpse of an unidentified teen is discovered, her search for personal peace takes a back seat to the quest for justice.

As Kate digs deeper, she discovers the victim was not the only one who had been taken against her will. Racing against the clock to rescue the remaining girls, she uncovers a complex series of ever-increasing horrors. In the darkest corners of Washington state, Kate Barnes will come face-to-face with an adversary so ruthless and powerful that it will take everything she has to save herself, let alone the girls.

Publication News: Francelia Belton in Festive Mayhem 3 anthology

Francelia Belton’s short story, “Black Easter,” appears in the anthology Festive Mayhem 3, released October 24, 2022. This limited-edition collection includes brand-new stories set throughout the year, as well as some reissued seasonal favorites. Whether you enjoy humorous cozy mysteries with plucky amateur sleuths, or hard-boiled noir starring gritty private investigators, this anthology is for you.

Available at: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo

Francelia Belton is also being interviewed on KUVO Jazz, Denver 89.3 FM on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 8:30 am MST. She will be talking about her story, “Dreaming of Ella” published in Denver Noir. Fellow SinCO-CO sibling, Patricia Raybon, will discuss her Annalee Spain mystery series, and Robert Justice (They Can’t Take Your Name) will also join in a Five Points Author Collective feature. You can tune in via the website or KUVO app.

Event: Virtual Book Launch for Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley

Virtual Book Launch Party for Daybreak on Raven Island 

Where: Murder by the Book bookstore – virtual

When: Aug. 23rd at 6 PM MST


Fleur Bradley is celebrating the launch of her new mystery for kids Daybreak on Raven Island with friends! Authors Jennifer J. Chow, Bryan Patrick Avery, and Jennifer Chambliss Bertman will be there for cake and conversation. Join in!

Link to join

Author Events: Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley

Sisters in Crime – CO member Fleur Bradley has two fun events for her new release Daybreak on Raven Island

Escape Room and Daybreak on Raven Island book signing

When: August 25th at 6 PM

Where: Second Star to the Right Bookstore, 1455 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

To celebrate the launch of Fleur Bradley’s new MG mystery Daybreak on Raven Island, Second Star to the Right bookstore is hosting an escape room event, Q&A and book signing. There’s a special giveaway for independent bookstore buyers.

Event linkAuthor Visit: Fleur Bradley – “Daybreak on Raven Island” Tickets, Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

Book Launch Party for Daybreak on Raven Island + Plot a Mystery Activity

When: August 27th at 4 PM

Where: The Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore, 198 2nd Ave STE 1A, Niwot, CO

It’s a party at the Wandering Jellyfish Bookstore! We’re celebrating the launch of Fleur Bradley’s new MG mystery Daybreak on Raven Island with an interactive Plot a Mystery Clue Game, book signing (and cake, of course). Special independent bookstore giveaway with book preorders, while supplies last.

Event linkDaybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley (Preorder, Signed Copy, Out – The Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop (

Twitter: @FTBradleyAuthor

Instagram: fleurbradley

Upcoming Release: Denver Noir

Denver Noir ( will be published on May 3, 2022 by Akashic Books. Denver Noir joins over 100 volumes in Akashic’s award-winning Noir Series of location-based dark fiction anthologies. SinC-Colorado member and Denver Noir editor Cynthia Swanson (author of The Bookseller and The Glass Forest; has pulled together 14 contributors who know the city best to pen short tales set in distinct locations from Aurora to Washington Park. SinC-Colorado members with stories in the collection include Francelia Belton (Five Points), Amy Drayer (South Broadway), Barbara Nickless (Union Station), Cynthia Swanson (Cheesman Park), and David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Aurora). Release events for Denver Noir can be found at

Appearances: Writers’ Workshop Tour

Sister in Crime and USA TODAY bestselling author LS Hawker will be teaching two workshops during this writing adventure of a lifetime: “Inspirations: How to Generate Book Ideas” and “(Re)Claiming the Magic in Writing.” 

The train will depart from Union Station in Denver, with overnights in Glenwood Springs and Moab before winding up in Salt Lake City. For all the details, visit

Appearances: Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Kate Lansing, and Barbara Nickless


Tattered Cover is pleased to present Becky ClarkCynthia KuhnKate Lansing, and Barbara Nickless for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm MT.

They will be discussing everything from cozy mysteries to crime thrillers.

Registration details here:

Hope you can join us!

Appearances: Patricia Raybon

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Colorado Matters “Turn the Page” Features All That Is Secret by Patricia Raybon

History and mystery come together in Colorado author Patricia Raybon’s new novel, All That Is Secret, the next “Turn the Page” book club pick by Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters.

Host Ryan Warner invites listeners to grab a copy and join his virtual interview with Patricia on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. (Mountain). (See registration link below.)

The first of a new series, All That Is Secret is set in Denver when the Ku Klux Klan ruled the state. Patricia’s main character, Professor Annalee Spain, a young theologian who’s a fan of Sherlock Holmes, comes home to Colorado to solve the cold-case murder of her estranged father.

Selected by Parade Magazine as a Fall 2021 “Mysteries We Love” selection, All That Is Secret was also a Masterpiece on PBS “Best Mystery Books of 2021” selection “As Recommended by Bestselling Authors,” a CrimeReads “Best Debut Novels” pick for October 2021, and a BookBub selection of “16 Best Historical Mysteries of 2021.”

CPR’s “Turn the Page” event is free with registration here.