This site is dedicated to promoting our local mystery writers in Orange County, and adjacent California regions.

Do you love reading a good mystery novel? Do you write mysteries? We meet on the fourth Sunday of every month to learn about and discuss all things about crime fiction.



Sunday, August 25, 1 p.m at the Irvine Ranch Water District*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102
SoCal Mystery Writers of America & Orange County Sisters in Crime joint meeting – Buffet Luncheon – Open to the Public
SoCal Mystery Writers of America & Orange County Sisters in Crime 
Speakers:  Michael Brandman interviewed by Thomas B. Sawyer 

Michael Brandman is an acclaimed motion picture and TV producer, screenwriter, and New York Times, best-selling author. His novels, KILLING THE BLUES, FOOL ME TWICE, and DAMNED IF YOU DO, based on characters created by the late Robert B. Parker in his Jesse Stone books, are all N.Y Times bestsellers. He co-writes with Tom Selleck and also produces the Jesse Stone TV movies and is currently in production with the 10th TV movie in the series. Brandman currently writes the Buddy Steel mysteries (WILD CARD).


Edgar & Emmy-nominated screenwriter, novelist, and playwright, Tom Sawyer, was Showrunner/Head Writer of the classic TV series, MURDER, SHE WROTE, for which he wrote 24 episodes. He has been the Showrunner/Writer/ Producer on 15 series and has sold/written numerous TV movies and series pilots.

Tom authored the bestselling mystery/thrillers THE SIXTEENTH MAN and NO PLACE TO RUN. His latest novel is A MAJOR PRODUCTION! featuring NY P.I. Barney Moon, who doesn’t drive and regards LA as an Alien Planet.


Membership is open to all who have an interest in mysteries.
This includes, but is not limited to, authors pursuing a career in crime and mystery writing, booksellers, publishers, librarians, editors, fans and readers.

Membership Dues and Forms

You must join the National organization to be eligible for membership in the Orange County chapter.

National dues are $40 per year, ACTIVE* and $50 per year, PROFESSIONAL**

To join national Sisters in Crime, please visit the national Sisters in Crime Website:

Orange County dues are $25 per year.

To join Sisters in Crime Orange County, please print send the completed Orange County Sisters in Crime form on our membership page and a check for $25 payable to Sisters in Crime, O.C. or join online by filling out the following form and pay using PayPal.

Meeting place:

Irvine Ranch Water District*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

Map for Irvine Ranch Water District

*Disclaimer: Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service

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Sisters in Crime Orange County

SISTERS IN CRIME MISSION STATEMENT: To promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.

The usual meeting location is at the Irvine Ranch Water District*, in the Community Room, on the far left side of the parking lot when you enter the complex from Sand Canyon Avenue.


Orange County Sisters in Crime 6th Annual

Ladies of Intrigue

Headliners: J.A. Jance & Laurie King  

Panelists include Barbara DeMarco Barrett, Greta Boris, Steph Cha, Mary Anna Evans, Rachel Howzell Hall, Kaira Rouda, Laurie Stevens, Betty Webb, and others TBA

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Mesa Verde Country Club

 3000 Clubhouse Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Program 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration $65.00   

         LADIES OF INTRIGUE Tickets via Eventbrite   

Registration Form:       

LOI Registration Form 2019