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Friends of Mystery Welcomes J. David Osborne

On May 26, 2016, Friends of Mystery welcomes J. David Osborne to close out the 2015-2016 Bloody Thursday season. J. David Osborne is the publisher-in-chief of Broken River Books, an indie crime fiction press dedicated to bringing you weird, transgressive pulp novels...

Friends of Mystery Book Sale

We will be holding our Annual Book Sale at our final Bloody Thursday of the 2015-2016 Season, May 26, 2016. Choose from first edition and advanced reader copy mysteries and thrillers. All proceeds go to support the Friends of Mystery. And after the sale, stay to hear...

Cameron to Speak at Stayton Library

Spotted Owl Winner Bill Cameron will be speaking at the Stayton, Oregon Library on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00pm. Bill will discuss his work and the mysteries he loves. Learn...

Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Starting with our January Bloody Thursday, the Friends of Mystery is moving to The Old Church. This beautiful location in downtown Portland is known by many as a destination for lectures, musical performances, and other public events. To kick off our tenure at The Old...

Talking Mystery at Annie Bloom’s Books

Portland mystery fans! A trio of amazing authors — Stephanie Gayle,  Bill Cameron and  Lisa Alber — will be at Annie Bloom's Books on Tuesday, November 10. 2015 at 7:00pm. Fellow mystery author Cindy Brown will moderate this impressive lineup. More info about the...

Harvest Writing Contest Entry Deadline

Entries for the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s 8th annual Harvest Writing will be accepted until midnight on August 16th. The contest is open to residents of Oregon. This is a great opportunity to gain constructive feedback from a panel of judges and polish your...

Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Chelsea Cain and Johnny Shaw have been chosen as recipients of the twentieth annual Friends of Mystery Spotted Award. Cain is receiving her award for her book, One Kick, published in August 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Johnny Shaw is receiving his award for his book,...

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2017-2018 Bloody Thursday season is now complete. Check back soon for news about our 2018-2019 Season, including Spotted Owl Winner Ingrid Thoft in September and Lou Berney in November!

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