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

November 16: 2019, 11:00 am: “Taking the Mystery out of Social Media”

Join us at our November meeting when we welcome Jillian Stein as our guest speaker. Jillian turned a voracious appetite for reading and a love of social media into a successful career. She spreads the love of those two things by working with many New York Times bestselling authors and serves as the social media manager for the 1,001 Dark Nights series and the Author Relations Manager for International Thriller Writers, Inc. She will provide all sorts of tips and ideas to make the most of time spent on social media and ideas to engage fans.

December 2019: Members-only holiday party.

March 21, 2020: 

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, we will welcome KJ Howe  http://www.kjhowe.com/  as a special guest speaker.  Sisters in Crime National is sponsoring Kim’s visit to Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime.  She will be with us for the entire meeting, presenting writing tips and speaking about her experiences in Kidnap and Ransom 101. 
After spending six years immersed in the world of kidnap and ransom to write The Freedom Broker series, K.J. has become a subject-matter expert in the field, speaking to the world’s top negotiators, former hostages, K&R insurance executives, and other industry experts. Learn how you can integrate kidnapping scenarios in your fiction in an authentic way. She will also be offering practical tips for travelers in a complex world.


Author-member Cindy Callaghan Wins Agatha Award for Best Children’s / YA for Second Year in a Row!


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.