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.

We hope you can come to our June 28th virtual meeting on Zoom.

Join our meeting on Sunday, July 28, with author Ellie Alexander (aka Kate Dyer-Seeley) – NOTHING BUNDT TROUBLE.

Ellie Alexander’s 15th book in her Bakeshop Mystery series, NOTHING BUNDT TROUBLE, debuted June 30, 2020 from St. Martins Press. 

Spring has sprung in Ashland, Oregon, and at Torte, Juliet Capshaw’s family bakeshop, is all set to handle the influx of tourists for this year’s Shakespeare Festival while she moves back into her childhood home. Then things take a dramatic turn. Jules discovers a long-forgotten dossier in her deceased father’s belongings that details one of the most controversial cases in Ashland’s history: a hit-and-run accident from the 1980s. Or was it? Now it’s up to Jules to go through the details from another era, before an old enemy brings the Capshaw “pastry case” to a modern-day dead end.

Ellie Alexander also writes three other series, The Sloan Krause Mysteries, The Pacific Northwest Mysteries and under Kate Dyer-Seeley, The Rose City Mysteries.  She is a native of the Pacific Northwest.

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Due to Covid-19, Ladies of Intrigue is postponed until 2021. Stay tuned

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

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*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 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.