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

John Walsdorf – Chair Special Events
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

Join us for the 2017-2018 Bloody Thursday season.

  • September 28, 2017: Robert Dugoni, Spotted Owl Award winner
  • November 16, 2017: Finn JD John, Off-Beat Oregon
  • January 25, 2018: Local Women of Mystery Panel with Kate Dyer-Seely, Cindy Brown, and Angela Sanders, moderated by Bill Cameron
  • March 22, 2018: Lou Berney
  • May 24, 2018: Local Men of Mystery Panel with Baron Birtcher, Warren Easley, and Grant Bywaters moderated by Kelly Garrett

For our new season, we will be moving to TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.