cover of Whole She-Bang 2Ranging from cozy to noir, this anthology contains 24 mystery stories by 21 Sisters in Crime authors. Click here to see where you can buy a print or ebook copy of our latest anthology!

Read our reviews from The Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star.

Children's Book Bank - childhood literacy A little-known fact about our anthologies: 50% of our net proceeds goes to the Children's Book Bank. So, in addition to getting a diverse sampler of mystery authors to try out, you are also supporting a worthy cause: childhood literacy!

The total donated to-date for The Whole She-Bang 2 anthology: $957.13!

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>>>Our Upcoming Events<<<

April 10-12, 2015

We are excited that the Sisters in Crime will have a table in the Dealers' Room at Ad Astra, Toronto's premiere SF and Fantasy convention. This is primarily a literary convention (vs a media/fan-focused one) and we have many members who write "cross-genre" - mysteries with non-conventional elements or settings. We have the volunteers, and we are putting together the list of authors who will be available for signings and book purchases, including Melodie Campbell, Lisa de Nikolits, Gina "Storm" Grant, Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Louisa Lo, and Karen Blake-Hall. If you love books - paranormal, fantasy, horror, speculative, science fiction, epic - come out for a day or the weekend!

This year Ad Astra will be offering workshops on the Friday of particular interest to writers:

Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

When a group of criminally-minded, fun-loving women get together, watch out - anything can happen! The Mesdames of Mayhem, authors and publishers of the mystery anthology Thirteen, will be on the panel discussing how to promote an anthology. Madeleine Harris-Callway, Donna Carrick, and Joan O'Callaghan will talk about the Mesdames, their anthology, and discuss ways to reach readers and audiences. As an additional treat, the Mesdames will also read from their recent works. The Mesdames of Mayhem, founded in 2013 by Harris-Callway, burst onto the Canadian crime scene with their first anthology (appropriately, on Halloween!) and since then have been charming readers and audiences across the GTA and beyond.

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We meet on the THIRD THURSDAY every month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in Room 200 at the Toronto Public Library, Northern District Branch, 40 Orchard View Blvd (just a block north of Eglinton subway station on Yonge, or half a block west of Yonge). Take the elevator in the lobby to the second floor. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note: a $5 fee is charged for non-members.

Join Us!

Interested in supper before the meeting? Starting around 5:30 p.m. (and a few will likely arrive earlier) some of us will get together for dinner at the HO SU Bistro, 2352 Yonge St. It’s just around the corner from the library. The food is Japanese and Korean and the prices are very reasonable.

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SinC will be at Ad Astra! If you write "cross-genre" (mystery + non-traditional setting/ characters) grab a seat at our signing table! Details here!

Alison Gordon (1943-2015)
Pioneering Canadian sports reporter and mystery novelist. Her five books featured Kate Henry, a female sports reporter and amateur detective investigating murders in the professional baseball world.

For upcoming book launches by our members, look at the Rap Sheet on our Upcoming Events page, and refer to the Criminal Activities column in our Crime Scene newsletter.

The Whole She-Bang 2, our Chapter's second anthology is available in e-book and print format.

Award nominees announced
The Agatha Award nominees - winners announced at Malice Domestic 27 (May 1-3, 2015).

The Hammett Prize nominees - winners announced at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association’s (NAIBA) Fall Conference (Oct. 2-4, 2015).

Bouchercon 2014 Awards
Click here for all Anthony Award and Macavity Award winners.

Two groups of writers with Toronto Sisters in Crime have both released anthologies: Thirteen by the Mesdames of Mayhem; and Nefarious North.

Blog: Mystery Maven Canada

Blog: Mesdames of Mayhem

Blog: The 49th Shelf

Interested in starting your own mystery readers' discussion group? Go here for more information.