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. 

Coming Up: Meet the Author with Bruce Borgos

Meet the Author

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023

7 p.m. PST on Zoom

Please join us as Penny Manson interviews Capitol Crimes member Bruce Borgos about his debut novel, The Bitter Past.

The story follows Lincoln County, Nevada, Sheriff Porter Beck as he works to solve a gruesome murder that leads him back to the dawn of the atomic age and the hunt for a Soviet spy left behind all those years ago.

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Our In-Person Holiday Party Is Almost Here! Register by Dec. 9.

Lunch, Book Exchange, and Merrymaking!

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023

Old Spaghetti Factory

12401 Folsom Blvd.

Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Bring your whole self to our in-person holiday celebration!

Show up with your best Festive Apparel: holiday sweater, t-shirt, head adornment or all of the aforementioned.

Book exchange: please bring a new or gently used gift-wrapped book for our traditional book exchange.

There are three options for lunch. Cost is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. Registration closes December 9th and tickets are non-refundable.

When you register, you'll choose from three pasta entree items (Sicilian meatball, mushroom, or chicken masala). The dinner will include a salad (Caesar dressing) , spumoni, and choice of soft drink or ice tea.

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Upcoming Events

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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