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...

Write to Publish 2015

Join Ooligan Press this winter at Write to Publish 2015, a publishing conference for writers, artists, and other industry professionals. Unlike many conferences, Write to Publish explores more than just the craft of writing. We have searched far and wide for a line up...

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...

Bloody Thursday 2014-2015 Season Schedule

The schedule is set for the 2014-2015 Bloody Thursday Season! September 25, 2014: Authors Mike Lawson & Ingrid Thoft November 20, 2014: Author Greg Olsen January 22, 2015: Bill Middleton (former Sherwood Chief of Police) March 26, 2015: Author Lisa Alber May 28, 2015:...

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...

Sophie Littlefield Joins Us May 22

On May 22nd, Friends of Mystery welcomes author Sophie Littlefield to Portland. With 16 novels and four series under her belt, Sophie Littlefield has established herself as a dynamic author. Since debuting in 2010, Sophie has continued to create compelling and...

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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: 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.