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. 

Crime Time at Beers Books in Sacramento

Join Capitol Crimes for in-person Crime Time at Beers Books!

Established in 1936, Beers Books is a Sacramento institution. Capitol Crimes is excited to host our first Crime Time at Beers on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m., 712 R Street in Sacramento.

It's a chance for local crime writers to sit around and chat about writing and publishing. 

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or struggling through your first draft, it’s a great way to network with your tribe and maybe get a few questions answered. Come enjoy the company of others who can’t resist the lure of (fictional) crime!

Beers Books has graciously offered to host our meeting, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy browsing their shelves, finding a book (or two or three) that need to come home with you!

Space is limited so please register if you plan on attending.

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March Meeting: Tarot for Fiction Writers Workshop

Looking to add more mystery and intrigue to your stories? Want to tap into your intuition to overcome writer's block? Join Jessica Arden Cline at our Tarot for Writers Zoom workshop on Saturday, March 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m with Jessica Arden Cline and learn how to incorporate tarot cards into your writing process. 

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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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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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