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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,...

How to Get Published Workshop

Chuck Sambuchino, editor of the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS published by Writers Digest Books, will be teaching a "How to Get Published" writing workshop in Portland on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Chuck will be joined by eight literary agents and editors, who will meet with...

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.

Short Story Contest Announcement

Write to Publish Announces a Short Story Contest, Winners Published in Gertrude Press Portland, OR – Write to Publish, Ooligan Press’s annual publishing conference, and Gertrude Press, a LGBTQIA nonprofit, is excited to offer a short story contest this year. The theme...

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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.