Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen award-winning novels of suspense. National reviews have called her “a master at crafting suspenseful mysteries” and “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Her newest novel is TheHouse Guest (Forge Books, 2023), which received a starred review from Library Journal, calling it “binge-worthy”; a rave review from Publishers Weekly said “Ryan is a master of suspense.” Her 2021 thriller Her Perfect Life received starred reviews from
Join us on April 22nd via Zoom for an informative presentation by author Val Collins. Val Collins is the author of the award-winning psychological thriller GIRL TARGETED and the international bestsellers ONLY LIES REMAIN , THE SILENT SPEAK and WHERE LOYALTIES LIE (March 2022). All four books feature heroine Aoife Walsh. They are all standalone thrillers and can be read in any
Join us at our March 25th meeting for speakers Charles Breakfield & Roxanne Burkey. Charles Breakfield is a technology expert in security, networking, voice, and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is a fan of wine tastings, winemaking, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking. Roxanne Burkey is a echnology professional who excels at optimizing technology and
Presentation Synopsis Movies and television are rarely accurate when depicting crime investigations. As authors, we owe it to our readers to get the facts straight. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to keep things accurate, but still allow for some literary creativity. Topics covered include: guns and other weapons, police department organization, medical examiner vs. coroner, forensics, SWAT, and more.
In October 2022, I began my on-year term as Monitoring Liaison on the national board. SinC volunteers conduct a nation-wide effort in which they track published reviews of books by writers of crime fiction. The Monitoring Project, launched by SinC founder Sarah Paretsky 30 plus years ago, seeks to count how many books by women and men are reviewed each
Please join us on Saturday, September 24th for an in-person event celebrating our favorite authors’ birthdays! See flyer below for details.
In this Saturday’s upcoming meeting, we will have Robyn Gigl speak in a talk titled “Real Life Lessons from a Fictional Lawyer.” Robyn, who like her main character, is a transgender woman, will discuss how, at the ripe young age of 66, she sold her first novel and how her legal career and personal journey have informed her novels. She
SinCCJ Recap: Authors & Artists Day: A meeting of creative minds took place June 25 at the Jamesburg Senior Center, when Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey held its first “Authors & Artists Day” in cooperation with the Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission. The event featured readings and signings by SinCCJ mystery authors and a mini-gallery that showcased works by visual artists
June 25, – Author Readings will now take place in a HYBRID configuration, both on Zoom (links will be sent out on Friday) AND in-person at: 139 Stevens Ave Jamesburg, NJ 08831
The April 23 meeting of Sisters in Crime Central Jersey will welcome (by Zoom) author Ann Charles of Seattle, Wash., who seasons her mysteries with adventure, comedy, romance and suspense. She writes the Deadwood Mystery Series, the Jackrabbit Junction Mystery Series, the Dig Site Mystery Series, the Deadwood Undertaker Series (with her husband, Sam Lucky), and the AC Silly Circus Mystery Series. Her Deadwood Mystery Series has won multiple national awards, including the Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Ann studied creative writing at the