The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.

             Congratulations to our members and their books published in 2017! 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

   
 
 
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Check out our latest blog at http://stlsinc.blogspot.com
 
 
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Thanks to Gloria Bratkowski who brought the cake and Claire Applewhite who made the arrangements for our celebration. And thanks to our  six chapter founders:
Shirley Kennett, Jo Heistand,
Jerilyn Dufresne, Nancy Drew, Charlene Politi
and espeially Mary Lou Merkel who has been a stalwart member for the entire two decades.
 
 

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Members only Lunch with Mary Lou

20th anniversary celebration of Greater St. Louis Sisters in Crime, Part 2

Our own Mary Lou Merkel, founding sister of our chapter, has returned from her adventures in China. We are celebrating her 20 years of unstinting boosterism of SinC with lunch from 11:30 on Thursday August 23, at Creve Coeur Houlihan's, 1085 N Mason Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (SW corner of Olive and Mason.) Buy your own lunch and hear stories of our organization throughout the last two decades.
 
 

 

Firat Row: Peter Green, Eleanor Sullivan, Fedora Amis
Sarahlynn Lester, Lea Braff, Elaine Abramson
Second Row: Laura Schmidt, Gary Miller, Gloria Bratkowski, Laine Boyd, John Frain
Taking the picture - Warren Martin
 
August 21 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
August 21 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
August 28 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
August 28 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
 
September 4-  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
September 4 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
  
September 5, Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - Meet lie detector expert Lee Boyd  in the lower level meeting room at the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 East Jefferson, 63122. 

Lee Boyd is a retired St. Louis County Police Officer who worked during the mob days as a Bomb and Arson Squad Detective. After retiring, he underwent extensive training all over the United States, and now works as a licensed certified polygraph examiner frequently called upon to perform polygraphs for the Missouri Department of Corrections, businesses, as well as private individuals and attorneys wanting to get to the truth of a matter. He has performed thousands of polygraphs.

September 11 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
September 11- Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
September 18 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
September 18 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)
September 25 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime Bly critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
September 25 - Tuesday - Weekly daytime Green critique group meeting 12:30-2:30 at the Sachs branch of St. Louis County Library 16400 Burkhardt Pl.,Chesterfield, MO 63017 (Off Chesterfield Parkway west, south of 64-40.)

 
 
 Upcoming very special events
Visit here often to find time and place
 
August 23, 11:30  -  Members only Luncheon celebration for Mary Lou Merkel
October - Potluck Dinner with murder mystery at the home of Laine Boyd
November 28, 7:00 p.m. - Write In -  lower level meeting room at the Kirkwood Public Library, 140 East Jefferson, 63122. 
December 12, 6:00 p.m.- Holiday Potluck and book exchange at the home of President Amis