Welcome writers and readers! We are the Sacramento, California chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international mystery writers organization dedicated to enhancing visibility and representation of diverse voices in the genre and across the marketplace. 

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Meet The Author with Terry Shepherd

Join us as Terry discusses CHASING KARMA, the third installment of his Jessica Ramirez Thrillers as Jess comes face to face with destiny.

A hostage drama with a psychopath turns out to be the tip of an iceberg of intrigue and deception that leads our Jess and Ali to a secret with international implications.

America’s favorite “badass Latina cop,” is back with the ensemble cast readers have come to know and love. And whenever Jessica is doing the chasing, the twists and turns never stop.

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Upcoming Events


Writers Retreat With Yasmin Angoe

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Developmental editor and bestselling author of HER NAME IS KNIGHT and THEY COME AT NIGHT Yasmin Angoe will be visiting from South Carolina to spend three packed days with writers. This is your chance to go in-depth on your pages through group AND individual sessions with Yasmin, as well as spend uninterrupted time writing in a beautiful setting with fellow crime writers.

The Capitol Crimes Writing  Retreat is limited to 15 attendees. Don't delay! Participants will receive individual critiques of up to 10 pages from Yasmin, an individual consultation with her about the work, five in-depth craft sessions, and time to write and share work with fellow attendees.

Lodging and meals are included at the beautiful Mercy Auburn Retreat Center. Learn more here.


Capitol Crimes Shops Local

Join Capitol Crimes every other month for our in-person gatherings at one of Sacramento's great, independent bookshops! We'll hear from the booksellers themselves, talk writing and crime, and hopefully buy some books. Afterwards, we usually grab drinks and a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant.

Go to our Events page to RSVP, and be sure to checkout our Local Booksellers page for a list of fabulous bookstores where you can find your next great read.




Capitol Crimes Shares Members' Good News

We want to get the word out about our fabulous members, and we need your help!

If you are a current Capitol Crimes member, hit us with your good news about:

  • Book release date and/or launch event
  • Author event
  • Writing award
  • Publication in a magazine or anthology
  • New contract w/agent and/or publisher

Learn more and submit your news here! (You must be logged in as a member to access the page. Want to become a member? Join here!)

Books by Capitol Crimes Members

Take a look at some amazing books by talented Capitol Crimes members. Learn more about a book by clicking on the cover!

And don't forget to check out Members Marketplace. Seven authors, with help from media expert Terry Shepherd  put together videos promoting their latest books, which we showcased during Members Marketplace 2022.

Watch the videos and buy their books by going to our Members Marketplace page!

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Mission Statement

We are the Sacramento, California chapter of Sisters in Crime. We promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

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