About Friends of Mystery

About Friends of Mystery

Friends of Mystery is a non-profit literary/educational organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Its purpose is to promote educational study in all realms related to mystery. Members are interested in fiction, true crime, how mysteries are solved, and many other aspects of knowledge that can be included in the term “mystery.”

We sponsor a series of public meetings, called Bloody Thursdays, publish a newsletter, The Blood-Letter, give an annual award, the Spotted Owl, for the best mystery by a Pacific Northwest author. And, we also sponsor a local reading group.

Executive Committee

Jeannette Voss – President, Chair of the Spotted Owl Committee, and Editor of the Bloodletter
owlaward@friendsofmystery.org

Carrie Richards – Treasurer
treasurer@friendsofmystery.org

Kelly Garrett and Bill Cameron – Co-Chairs, Programs
programs@friendsofmystery.org

Martha Ragland, Contact Person for FOM reading group
Mragland@efn.org.

Jay Margulies, Ex-Officio
info@friendsofmystery.org

Elinore Rogers – President Emeritus

Stanley Johnson, Co-Founder

In Memoriam

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2018-2019 Season is heating up. In September we open with Spotted Owl Winner Ingrid Thoft, then in November we’re joined by Lou Berney. In January,  we have a panel featuring Chuck Caruso, Curtis Chen, and Jennifer Wolfe. Nancy Rommelmann joins us in March to discuss her book To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder. We close out our exciting year in May with a panel of mystery graphic novelists.

For 2018-2019, we will continue to be at TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.