Sisters in Crime New England is a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome Sisters and Brothers in Crime from anywhere who have an interest in the New England mystery community.
Benefits of Membership
As a member, you become a part of a community where you can meet mystery authors at all phases of their careers, network, advance your skills, promote your work and get and give advice.
Sisters in Crime New England offers its members the opportunity
Follow this link to join Sisters in Crime New England.
In 1986, women wrote 40% of the mysteries and got 15% of the reviews in the New York Times. Sisters in Crime was founded to "combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, to raise awareness of the contributions of female authors, and to promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries."
Founders included best-selling author Sara Paretsky and Kate Mattes, owner of the former Cambridge literary fixture, Kate’s Mystery Books.
Today the national Sisters in Crime organization includes more than 3600 members. Our New England chapter serves close to 200 members.
To see some photos and quotes from our 25th anniversary gala celebration, look here.