Welcome to the Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime Mystery / Crime Writers and Readers Group

Come in and make yourself at home. The Delaware Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime invites you to join our mystery / crime writers and readers group and to journey through the pages of our website to discover the many exciting activities we offer our members. We are a non-profit organization of mystery lovers serving the Delaware Valley (Philadelphia and environs, southern New Jersey, and Delaware). Please know that you do not need to be a mystery or crime writer, or even an aspiring writer, to join our chapter or to attend one of our meetings.

We are a diverse group of mystery readers as well as writers, and we welcome all. If you would like to join our chapter, please see our Join Us page.

If you wish to attend the next meeting (or several!) before you make up your mind, please go to our Meetings and Directions pages for additional information.

Upcoming Meetings and Speakers

March 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m.: Dr. Dian Williams, PhD, RN, CLNC, President and Founder, Center for Arson Research: “A Glimpse into Pathology Using Art: Arson and Forensics”

Please join The Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime at our March meeting when we welcome Dian Williams, professional arson profiler, as our guest speaker. Dr. Williams serves as a consultant on arson, fire bombing, and domestic terrorism to federal and state criminal justice agencies, drug and alcohol treatment programs, police departments, schools, and adoption agencies.

April 20, 2019, 11 am: Dr. Stephen R. Phillips, PhD: “A New Leash On Life USA”

Please join The Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime at our April meeting when we welcome Dr. Stephen Phillips as our guest speaker. Dr. Phillips will tell us about A New Leash On Life USA, a nonprofit prison-dog training program that saves the lives of shelter dogs that are unlikely to be adopted. The program trains prison inmates to care for the dogs and teaches them skills that may help them with re-entry.

Special Events

Ask an Author!

Next Friday, March 8, the International Day of the Woman, members of Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime will be at the Tredyffrin Public Library. Just hanging out in Study Room A. We will be there from 10am to 5pm to answer any questions aspiring writers have about the writing process. Any questions from HOW DO I ORGANIZE MY MANUSCRIPT FILES? to HOW DO I FIND AN AGENT? No agenda. No panel. No appointment needed. If you know anyone who has questions about writing – not just mysteries – let them know about this opportunity to get the information they want.

Tredyffrin Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087

In Loving Memory Robin Hathaway

Robin Hathaway, a beloved member who helped found our chapter in 1995, passed away in February 2013.  Though the written word always seems to fail us in our attempts to honor someone whose friendship we cherished, a few of our members have made valiant efforts with the following tributes.