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July Meeting Canceled

We weren’t able to find a speaker for July, so our July 7 meeting has been canceled. Enjoy an extra morning of writing! See you in August!


October Meeting Features Author Sally Goldenbaum

Where do ideas come from?

Sally Goldenbaum, author of the Seaside Knitters Society mystery series, will talk about inspiration and answer questions about writing, publishing, and pretty much anything else we throw her way.  Smart, funny, and always a great speaker, we’re also pleased Sally Goldenbaum is one of our own Border Crimes members. Murder Wears Mittens, the twelfth book in the series, hit the shelves in August.

Join us Saturday, October 7, 11 a.m.! This program is free and open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.

January 21 Mystery Writing Group Meeting

the-other-womanJanuary’s book is the The Other Woman, the first book in Hank Phillippi Ryan‘s Jane Ryland series.

(From the jacket copy) Jane Ryland was a rising star in television news…until she refused to reveal a source and lost everything. Now a disgraced newspaper reporter, Jane isn’t content to work on her assigned puff pieces, and finds herself tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer. Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.

Border Crimes member Peg Nichols will lead the discussion.

If you’re a dues-paying member of Sisters in Crime, join us for this fun and educational discussion on Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m. at Winstead’s, 8036 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, Kansas.

For more information, contact Juliet Kincaid.

Not a dues-paying member? Learn how to join.

Mystery Readers and Writers Day with Rhys Bowen

Mystery Readers and Writers Day with Rhys Bowen
9 a.m. – 3 p. m. August 6, 2016
Second Presbyterian Church
318 E. 55th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64113

Mystery Starts Contest

Final judge is award-winning mystery author Rhys Bowen.

The three winning entries will receive awards at the Mystery Readers and Writers Day with Rhys Bowen.

Read on for general contest rules, formatting rules for entries, and submission guidelines.

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March meeting: Paranormal investigation

Our March Border Crimes/Sisters in Crime meeting is 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 5, in the large meeting room of the Antioch branch of the Johnson County Library at Antioch and Shawnee Mission Parkway.

This is going to be such a cool meeting. Our speaker is Becky Ray, investigator and founding member of Kansas City-based Paranormal Activity Investigators (, which has been researching the unknown since 2003. Their work has been featured in local television, radio, and newspaper stories, as well as NPR, The National Geographic Channel, and the Wall Street Journal. Becky contributes her photographic and videographic skills on each investigation, as well as analyzing items e-mailed to the group.

The meeting is free and open to the public.


Next meeting: April 4

The April meeting of the Border Crimes chapter of Sisters in Crime will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the lovely and amazing Mysteryscape Books. Our speaker will be Juliet Kincaid, writer and professor emeritus of Johnson County Community College, who will give insight into conducting historical research for writing, especially in Kansas City.


Next meeting: March 7

Our next meeting is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the wonderful Mysteryscape Books in downtown Overland Park.

Our speaker will be attorney, professor, and author Linda Kaufman Gollub, who will talk about domestic violence and new research on different motives of batterers and the connection to the brutality of the actions.

See you there!