Welcome! Queen City Suspects is the Charlotte chapter of the international mystery writing organization, Sisters in Crime.
We are readers, writers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians bound by our love for the mystery genre and our support of mystery writers.
We welcome everyone who supports our mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers in the Charlotte area of North Carolina.
We meet on the first Monday of every month and currently are meeting virtually via Zoom. Our meetings include casual chats, goal setting, progress check-ins, writing tips, as well as guest speakers. We also stay connected via email and a private Facebook page. Our chapter is always on the lookout for guest speakers to educate our members on writing craft, criminal process and law, and anything related to mysteries, thrillers, and more. Email email@example.com if you’d like to be a guest speaker for an upcoming meeting.
Meet our members:
- Inita Ammons
- Susan Bulloch
- Paula Connolly
- Reita Pauline Pendry | Books | Interview
- Cathy Pickens | Books | Interview
- Phyllis St. Clair
- Samantha Stone
- Raegan Teller
- Jacquelin Thomas | Books
- Landis Wade | Books | Producer & Host of Charlotte Readers Podcast
2022 Chapter Calendar
- Monthly Write-Ins with Sisters in Crime. Join national the first day of every month for a chat and a write-in! Register here.
QCS Sisters in Crime Monthly Zoom Meetings
Join using this link for all 2022 meetings: QCS Monthly Zoom Meetings
July 11 – 7:00 PM EST (guest author: Kate White)
August 1 – 7:00 PM EST
September 12 – 7:00 PM EST
October 3 – 7:00 PM EST
November 7 – 7:00 PM EST
December 5 – 7:00 PM EST
Sisters in Crime chapter events. Join other chapter events! Visit the Sisters in Crime event calendar for details.
- SleuthFest in-person, July 7-10, 2022, Boca Raton, Florida, presented by the Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter sleuthfest.com
- Killer Nashville in-person, Aug. 18-21, 2022, Franklin TN killernashville.com
- Bouchercon in-person, Sept. 8-11, 2022, Minneapolis, MN bouchercon2022.com
- Multiverse Fandom Convention in-person, Oct. 14-16, 2022, Atlanta, GA multiversecon.org
About Sisters in Crime
MISSION: Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
CORE VALUES: ADVOCACY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, COMMUNITY
VISION: Sisters in Crime sets standards for itself, its members, and the crime writing community. Through advocacy, programming and leadership, SinC empowers and supports all crime writers regardless of genre or place on their career trajectory.