Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Jan 2015 -       No Meeting

Feb 7, 2015 -  "Taking on the Mob: The Gambino Family
                       Goes Down" - Former Secret Service Agent
                       Pasquale (Nino) Perotta 

Mar 7, 2015 -  "Dangerous Women & Life Behind Bars" -
                        Betty May 

Apr 11, 2015 - "Broken Bones, Ballistics & Backdrafts:
                        Technical Stuff That Writers Should Get
                        Right" - 
Author, John Gilstrap

May 2015 -       No Meeting

Jun 6, 2015 -   "Prosecuting Federal Sex Crimes"-
                        Author & Former Prosecuting Attorney,
                        Allison Leotta


Next Event:
February 7, 2015



The Gambino Family Goes Down


Pasquale (Nino) Perrotta 
Former Secret Service Agent Pasquale (Nino) Perrotta will discuss his role taking on the 
Gambino Crime Family. Starting as a rookie investigator in the Bronx, NY district attorney's office (partnering with New York's Organized Crime Task Force) and finally as an agent for the U. S. Secret Service, his story involves menacing trash collectors, countless hours of wiretapped recordings, and clever phone card fraud.
Don't miss learning how Perrotta obtained key evidence and helped take on the Mob! 
CHECK-IN:    12:00 PM
LUNCH:          12:20 PM
Lunch will be a house salad (vegetarian),
followed by your choice of
Chicken Piccata 
Eggplant Parmigiana (vegetarian)
Each diner also can have soda, tea, or coffee.  
To reserve your seat and meal choice 
(chicken OR eggplant
email Cathy Wiley at: 
cathymw [at] gmail [dot] com
no later than 8 p.m. Friday, January 30th.  
**Given that we haven't met at this
restaurant before, we don't know how flexible
they'll be with late reservations, so please be sure to RSVP by the deadline.**
Members & Non-members
For this meeting, we're charging non-members the same price as members to encourage non-members to attend and, hopefully, to join our group.
Payment by check made out to:
Sisters in Crime
 will be taken at the door.
**Cash also will be accepted,
but a check is preferred.**
For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather,
check this website 
the Listserv
email Donna Andrews at:
donna [at] donnaandrews [dot] com
Positano Ristorante
4948 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland
There is metered street parking.
Bethesda also has multiple parking garages that are free on Saturdays. The two closest garages are located at 7730 Woodmont Avenue (with entrances on Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road) and 4935 St. Elmo Avenue (with entrances on St. Elmo Avenue and Cordell Avenue).

Invite an Author to Your Book Club or Library

What's more fun than immersing yourself in a good mystery? Discussing it with the author! The Chesapeake Chapter's published authors are available to attend book discussion groups or to appear at library events. If you'd like to meet local writers and talk with them about their work, contact the chapter's Library Liaison, Sandra Parshall, for help in setting up an event.

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Chesapeake Crimes

The fifth volume of the Chesapeake Crimes series, "This Job is Murder," is now available for purchase.
The anthology, published by Wildside Press, features short stories by:

Donna Andrews
David Autry
Jill M. Breslau
Karen Cantwell
Leone Ciporin
E.B. Davis
Barb Goffman
Ellen Herbert
Smita Harish Jain
C. Ellett Logan
Shari Randall
Harriette Sackler
Art Taylor
Cathy Wiley

Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley were the coordinating editors. The members of the editorial panel were Ellen Crosby, Sandra Parshall, and Dan Stashower.

Available from the publisher, as well as from:
-- Mystery Loves Company Booksellers
-- Barnesandnoble.com
-- Amazon.com

Previous titles in the series are also available:
Chesapeake Crimes I
Chesapeake Crimes II
Chesapeake Crimes 3
Chesapeake Crimes 4: They Had It Comin'


More information and how to order.





The Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, like its national parent organization, was created to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime fiction writers to achieve equality in the industry.

Membership is open to anyone with a love of mysteries - men and women, readers and writers - who would like to help promote the advancement of women mystery writers. Chapter members typically come from D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Chesapeake Chapter Officers for 2014

President: Marcia Talley
Vice President: Donna Andrews
Secretary: Barb Goffman
Treasurer: Diane M. Davidson

Committee Chairs

Program Chair: Diana Belchase
Membership Chairs: C. Ellett Logan and Donna Andrews
Field Trip Chair:  Diana Belchase
Publications Chair: Marcia Talley
Member Liaison:  Susan O'Brien

Other Contacts

Website and listserv coordinators: Donna Andrews & Becky Hutchison
Authors' Events Coordinator: Open



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Last updated: 08 January 2015