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

February 16, 2019, 11:00 a.m.: Dr. Samantha Cox, Anthropologist, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Museum: “The Excavation at Duffy’s Cut”

Join the Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime on Saturday, February 16, 2019, when we welcome Dr. Samantha Cox as our guest speaker. Ms. Cox received her PhD in Archaeology from Cambridge and is currently an anthropologist with the University of Pennsylvania. She will talk about her supervision of the field excavation of skeletons found at Duffy’s Cut, the name given to a stretch of railroad tracks west of Philadelphia where 57 Irish-immigrant workers were found buried in a mass grave.


 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.