Member News

MacDeath: New from Cindy Brown

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, published by Henery Press, a small award-winning publisher that specializes in mysteries.

Dead Float: New From Warren Easley

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 comes to Portland in 2015

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...

Gregory Nokes to Speak October 1st

On Tuesday, October 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers welcomes local author, Gregory Nokes, who will speak to the membership about the challenges of researching obscure historical events and of contriving believable scenes in historical...

Sharon Davis Appleman Wins Writer’s Digest Award

Sharon Davis (SD) Appleman won first place for her story, "Going Under," in the Genre category of the 2013 Writer's Digest's Annual Competition. The story will be listed in the November/December 2013 issue of Writer's Digest Magazine and be published in the 82nd...

Homicide Sergeant Thornton Savage of the NYPD is back!

All five novels of John Mackie’s Thornton Savage NYPD series once again have life.  They have been re-published and are available now through Amazon Kindle! MANHATTAN SOUTH  MANHATTAN NORTH EAST SIDE WEST SIDE  TO KILL A QUEEN A seventeen-year veteran of the NYPD,...

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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.