We’re a mystery lovers group …

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We meet monthly – usually on the third Saturday – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in sunny Tucson, Arizona. (see MEETINGS for more details) to have lunch, network and hear informative guest speakers share with us about the creative writing process, and about the inner workings of crime-related areas, such as the CSI or FBI or Border Patrol

Both men and women are welcome to join us! Our members are authors, writers, readers & fans of mystery fiction, librarians, editors, publishers, literary agents, book reviewers and booksellers – all who have a passion for reading and writing crime, suspense, thriller and mystery fiction books.

… encouraging the creative spirit of our members




Our private Holiday Party is open to Members of Tucson Sisters in Crime and their guests only.

This is our annual event for members to celebrate the end of the year and the holiday season together. Member’s guests – spouses, significant others and friends – are welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

COST: $25 per person for members and each guest; includes lunch, wine, music, party favors and great conversation.



    GUEST SPEAKER – J.A. Jance

    J.A. Jance

    J.A. Jance

    TOPIC:  A Conversation with J.A. Jance An intimate 2-hour conversation with bestselling author J.A. Jance about her stories, writing mysteries and thrillers, and her writing life.

    About the Speaker: One of the New York Times top 10 bestselling authors, Judith Ann Jance is a gifted storyteller who writes three different mystery series: The J.P. Beaumont series centered on a retired Seattle Police Department officer, the Joanna Brady series about a Southern Arizona county sheriff, and the Ali Reynolds series featuring a 40-something ex-newscaster living in Sedona, Arizona, as well as four interrelated Southwest thrillers featuring the Walker family, and a book of poetry. There are more than 20 million copies of her books in print.

    The first person in her family to attend a four-year college, Jance graduated from the University of Arizona in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education. Four years later, she earned a master of education degree in library science from the UA, and in 2000, she was awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. After teaching high school English at Tucson’s Pueblo High School for two years and working for five years as a K-12 librarian on an Indian reservation in Sells, Arizona, she spent the next 10 years in the life-insurance industry before writing full-time in the early 1980s.

    She was the inaugural recipient of the Willo Award, a lifetime achievement award for mystery writing, and also won the 1991 American Mystery Award. Jance is an avid crusader for many causes, including the University of Arizona Friends of the Libraries, the American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, the Humane Society, the YWCA’s shelter for homeless families, and the Girl Scouts. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, she and her husband divide their time between Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.