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October 2016



Arizona Mystery Writers 2016 Writing Contest Winners

First place Second place Third place

1 – Mary Ball – Lawman

2 – Cynthia Ivers – Remembrance Falls 

3 – Angela Matthews – A Small Taste

Honorable Mention:

Silvia Swidzinski – Opening the Door

Judith O’Sullivan – Connecticut Cowboy at King Arthur’s Clambake Paul Henry – Dead Woks Don’t Lie

Mary Ball – Roberts Rules of Murder

Linda Triegel – Dog Days, Rabbit Nights

Paul Henry – Who’s Julie

Michaele Lockhart – Diego Garcia

Margaret Rappaport – Death, Doggone

Susan Fabio – Prescription for a Perfect Family

Renee Terry – Thy Will Be Done 

October Meeting Details

October 8, 2016 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

PLACE: Hotel Tucson City Center InnSuites

              475 N Granada Avenue, Tucson, AZ 

              Granada and 6th Street/St. Mary’s, just E of I-10 (St. Mary’s exit)

PRICE: $25 RSVP’d members. $30 members without an RSVP and guests.


  • Note: We will be in a different room this time — the doors to the left of the room we’re usually in. Look for the signage! 

PROGRAM: We have all heard the famous Miranda Rights. But how did they come to be? Join us in welcoming Timothy Moore, recently retired after nearly 30 years as a Phoenix Police Detective, and author Clark Lohr, who collaborated on the book Mirandized Nation. Moore and Lohr will detail how the book was researched and written, and offer the actual account of the Phoenix Police Department’s investigation and the activities of suspect Ernesto Miranda. This walk through history begins in 1963, and includes the U.S. Supreme Court decision made in 1966, and the murder of Ernesto Miranda in 1976. 
We’ll have a delicious lunch, and a fun book drawing.


In our afternoon session, we’ll walk through a mock crime scene and determine what crimes occurred, which is the best evidence that leads to a suspect and what the motivation was for these crimes.  Detective Moore will show how the police process a crime scene and then explain how these procedures translate into a chapter for crime scene for writers.

RSVP by 9:30 am, Wednesday, October 5th to save your place. Pay at the door. RSVP  through Meetup or by emailing

 See you there!