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 the fourth Sunday of every month to learn about and discuss all things about crime fiction.


Check out the flyer:

Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America

Sunday, August 26, 1 p.m.

We are having a joint meeting with SoCal MWA

T. Jefferson Parker will be interviewed by SoCal MWA president Glen Erik Hamilton 

In Parker’s new novel, SWIFT VENGEANCE, Roland Ford is hunting down a mysterious killer, jockeying for position with the FBI, and risking everything to save a friend in terrible jeopardy.   Free Luncheon Buffet.  Open to the Public.


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

Orange County Sisters in Crime 5th Annual Ladies of Intrigue 

Check Out the Flyer:

 Ladies of Intrigue flyer with cost 2018

 Ladies of Intrigue

Featuring Remarkable Women Mystery Writers

 Sunday, October 7, 2018

Mesa Verde Country Club

 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Our 2018 Headliners:

Carola Dunn

  Carola Dunn is the author of more than 60 books, most set in England where she was born and raised. Her Daisy Dalrymple series is set in the 1920s, and the 23rd in the series, The Corpse at the Crystal Palace, was just recently released. Her Cornish mysteries now number four. She has also written more than 30 Regencies. After many years in Southern California, she now lives in Oregon with her dog Trillian, but often visits the grandkids in Carlsbad.


Hallie Ephron

  Hallie Ephron is The New York Times bestselling author of Never Tell a Lie, Come and Find Me, There Was an Old Woman, and Night Night, Sleep Tight. She is a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and her Writing & Selling Your Mystery Novel was an Edgar Award finalist. For 12 years she was the crime fiction book reviewer for the Boston Globe. Hallie lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

Our Host:

    Barbara DeMarco-Barrett 

 Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s first book, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within, made the L.A. Times best-seller list and received an ASJA Best Book Award. Her fiction is anthologized in Orange County Noir and USA Noir (Akashic). She hosts Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Weds. at 9:00 a.m. PT. She is OC Sisters in Crime chapter president.


Janelle Brown, Ellen Byron, Hannah Dennison, Naomi Hirahara, Rachel Howzell Hall, Ivy Pochoda, Wendall Thomas, Amy Stewart, and more to be announced.


Host: Orange County Sisters in Crime (nonprofit organization)

Until Aug. 15:  $60
After Aug. 15:  $70



More info: or Debbie at Mystery Ink, 714 743-6127



To register by mail, print the following form:

LOI Registration

Please send check and registration information to:

OC Sisters in Crime, P.O. Box 53132, Irvine, CA 92618


To register with PayPal, please fill out this online form:

Please circle vegetarian or gluten free if applicable




For additional information, please contact Debbie (Mystery Ink)
at 714 743-6127 or

For additional information, please contact Debbie (Mystery Ink)

at 714 743-6127 or

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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.