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,...

New Book: Murder at Cape Foulweather

Fat Lady Press, known for its humorous mysteries, has released its newest novel, Murder at Cape Foulweather, the first in a series by the Sun City Sluts. The five Sun City Sluts, fortyish, fast and full of hell, attend a writing workshop at a remote lodge on the...

Creating Dynamic Story People

Characters are at the heart of all compelling fiction. Commercial fiction, short stories, or the Great American Novel – they all have at their heart at least one character who touches readers in unexpected ways.

FOM Member Wins Scholarship for Mystery Writing

New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America announces the recipients of the 2012 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing: Martha Ragland of Portland, OR, and Shizuka Otake of Jackson Heights, NY. Each will use her $500 scholarship award to offset tuition for...

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2020-2021 Season opens on October 1st on Zoom with Robert Dugoni, the winner of the 2020 Spotted Owl Award. Our November speaker is Robert Donnelly, author of Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland. In 2021 we welcome authors S.A. Cosby, James DF Hannah, Chris Holm, and Katrina Niidas Holm, and Cara Black.

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