Judicious Murder, the debut novel by Friends of Mystery member and attorney Val Bruech will be available December 5th. Defense attorney Susan Marshfield is all about challenging prosecutors, charming juries, and winning acquittals for her clients. When her former...
On June 9, 2016, Another Read Through in Portland will host Spotted Owl Award winner Bill Cameron on the release of his new book, Property of the State. The event begins at 7pm and is open to the public. Property of the State is the first in a new young adult mystery...
River City by Doc Macomber, and its publisher, Floating Word Press, LLC have been nominated as a Top Three Finalist in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards under the Mystery and Suspense Category. The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which include fifty-five categories...
Friend of Mystery member Cindy Brown’s debut novel Macdeath, a madcap mystery set in the off, off, off Broadway world of theater will be released on January 20th! It’s the first in a new series of mysteries featuring Ivy Meadow, actress and PI-in-training,...
Coming in July From Warren Easley: Dead Float, a Cal Claxton Mystery Cal Claxton—a former L.A. prosecutor now practicing law in Oregon’s wine country and who works to fish—has to pinch himself when his best friend Philip Lone Deer asks him to assist guiding a group of...
Left Coast Crime 2015: Crimelandia comes to Portland March 12-15, 2015. The Guests of Honor are Chelsea Cain and Ridley Pierson, with Gar Anthony Haywood serving as Toastmaster. The Fan Guests of Honor will be the Friends of Mystery! Learn more at the Left Coast Crime...
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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: John Burley*
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.
*Note: Lou Berney will be joining us in November 2018.