Thirty years ago, Sara Paretsky and group of other fired-up female mystery writers came together to found Sisters in Crime. The year was 1986, they were attending the Bouchercon conference in Baltimore, and it was clear Action was needed. Women mystery authors weren't getting a fair shake. Their books weren't being reviewed at a percentage equal to their participation in the field, and they weren't being nominated for many awards. Sara is known for her long-running detective series featuring V.I. Warshawski, and her partners in crime during the early days included names like Nancy Pickard and Carolyn Hart. Since then much has changed for the better, but the vision continues: to serve as the voice for excellence and diversity in crime writing.

Today the non-profit National organization has 3600 members in 51 chapters worldwide. Women and men. Members are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians. Their mission is to promote the advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. For more information, visit the website.

North Dallas Chapter

Sisters in Crime North Dallas got its start in 2014 thanks to the hard work of a few good women, including Kendel Lynn, who served as the chapter's first president. Kendel is a mystery author and Editorial Director of Henery Press in Frisco, TX; last year she was elected President of SinC National for 2018.

Monthly Meetings

Guests are always welcome to our monthly chapter meetings. In addition to the speaker presentations, we have the opportunity to network, trade advice, share war and success stories, and work on our writing skills. If you're interested in mysteries, please come and join us. We'd love to get to know you.


4th Floor | McCallum Room
6101 Frisco Square Blvd
Frisco, TX 75034


4th Sundays (except Holidays)


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