Sisters in Crime Chesapeake Chapter  

Future Meetings

Aug 1, 2015 -   Field Trip to Nutshells (death scene
                        dioramas), Baltimore, MD

Sep 12, 2015 -  Cat Warren, author, WHAT THE DOG
                                KNOWS - K9 dog handling demo

Oct 3, 2015 -    SinC at Fall for the Book (TBA)

Nov 7, 2015 -   Chapter Authors Panel, Columbia Library,
                        Columbia, MD

Dec 5, 2015 -    Chapter Authors Panel, Reston Library,
                         Reston, VA


Next Event: Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Nutshell Studies
Unexplained Death


Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
900 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD  21223



Interested in seeing murder scenes but don't want to visit the real thing (even if you could)? We have a solution. Join us at the Maryland medical examiner's building for a tour of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death--an exhibit of miniature death scenes designed for training homicide detectives in the 1940s and still used today. The dioramas were based on actual violent crime scenes and recreated from photographs, sketches, and statements by witnesses and the police. By examining these dollhouse-like exhibits, you can try to suss out the clues and see if you can solve the crimes.

LUNCH:  Lunch is on your own. There are several nearby restaurants. After the tour, we can decide if we all want to go to one of them or break up into groups.
COST:  This event is free.
RESERVATIONS:  Please email Marcia Talley at marcia [at] marciatalley [dot] com to reserve your spot. We are limited to fifty (50) participants.

Make a day of it. In the afternoon, you could visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, www.poeinbaltimore.org, or any other number of Baltimore attractions. In the evening, buy a ticket to see the Orioles play the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards.
WEATHER:  For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather (it's hurricane season), check the chapter website at www.chessiechapter.org, or the Listserv, 
or email Donna Andrews at
donna [at] donnaandrews [dot] com.
Train:  The 9:02 am Penn Line train from Union Station to West Baltimore should get you there well in time for the tour. For more information, click on: mta.maryland.gov/sites/default/files/PENN-Weekend_122014.pdf
Driving:  Look for street parking or nearby garages. For more information, click on:
SPREAD THE WORD:  Our meetings are open to the public. Please share this announcement with others who love mysteries, as a writer or reader or both.



Chesapeake Crimes

The sixth volume of the Chesapeake Crimes series, Homicidal Holidays, is now available for purchase.
The anthology, published by Wildside Press, features short stories by:

Donna Andrews
Timothy Bentler-Jungr
Shaun Taylor Bevins
Carla Coupe
E.B. Davis
Barb Goffman
Clyde Linsley
Linda Lombardi
Debbi Mack
Rosemary and Larry Mild
Meg Opperman
Shari Randall
Art Taylor
Cathy Wiley

Donna Andrews, Barb Goffman, and Marcia Talley were the coordinating editors. The members of the editorial panel were Christina Freeburn, John Gilstrap, and Alan Orloff.

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'
Chesapeake Crimes 5: This Job Is Murder


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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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 2015

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 Coordinators: Donna Andrews & Becky Hutchison
Listserv Coordinator:  Donna Andrews
Authors' Events Coordinator: Open


URL: http://www.chessiechapter.org
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Last updated: 10 July 2015