POISON! At Our Next Meeting

Dr. Francisco J. GomezDr. Francisco J. Gomez, M.D. F.A.H.A., F.A.H.S. will present the talk, Poison! for the Upper Hudson Chapter of Sisters-in-Crime at 10:30am on Saturday, September 20 at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar. Admission is free.

Dr. Gomez practices neurology at Empire Neurology in Latham. Most recently, he was the Chief of the Division of Neurology at Ellis Medicine through the end of 2013. Board certified in Neurology and in Headache Medicine, he is also a fellow of the American Headache Society and American Heart Association. In addition, he has been named one of the “best doctors” in Central New York and in the Capital Region.

Maven Jenny Milchman to Appear at Lake Placid

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Maven Jenny Milchman will at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. Milchman to sign copies of her newest novel, Ruin Falls, on Sunday, August 31st from 3 to 5 PM. For more information, please call 518-523-2950 or click here.

Coming Up Next: The History of Women Detectives in Fiction: The Early Years Through the 1960’s

Catherine Crohan picOn Saturday, August 16 at 10:30am, Catherine Crohan will talk about The History of Women Detectives in Fiction: The Early Years Through the 1960’s.  There have been women detectives in fiction almost as long as the detective story has flourished. This talk looks at both amateur detectives and professionals. Interestingly, there were professional women detectives in fiction long before they existed in reality. Among the detectives to be discussed are Loveday Brooke (Catherine Louisa Pirkis), Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (Baroness Orczy), Dorcas Dene (George R. Sims), Miss Marple (Agatha Christie), Miss Climpson (Dorothy Sayers), and Susan Dare (Mignon C. Eberhart). Of note are the major contributions of author Anna Katharine Green.

Crohan is a librarian at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She has spoken on topics related to the history of detective fiction to public library and other groups throughout New York’s Capital District. Her specialty is the history of women detectives in fiction.

Geri Manchester Joins Mavens of Mayhem

Geri Manchester just joined the ranks of the Mavens of Mayhem. She is a local writer who has had significant experience in many forms of publication. She is a former newspaper writer, advertising copy writer, and bureau chief. During her career she has been the PR director of the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, NE. as well as a computer network administrator. She has published many articles and short stories and is currently working on new material. She has already volunteered her many talents as a member of the Mavens publicity committee.Welcome Geri!


Troy Library Highlights Maven Authors

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Thanks to the hard work of June Kosier and Melissa Lagone, the Troy Library is displaying many of the books written by Mavens of Mayhem authors. Thank you!


Most Shocking Crimes

Mavens member Frankie Y. Bailey will be on the Season Finale of the United Stuff of America, airing on Saturday July 25, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.on H2, The History Channel’s sister station. The episode is entitled “Most Shocking Crimes.” According to the network, the secret accomplices in America’s most shocking crimes are everyday objects you’d never expect, from the handmade ladder that made tragic headlines to the clip-on tie that’s the last witness to the DB Cooper mystery heist. Be sure to tune in to find out what secret accomplices Frankie reveals!


Maven Susan Sundwall’s “The Super bar Incident” launches!

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Susan Sundwall’s second Minnie Markwood Mystery, The Superbar Incident, will be launched on Saturday, August 9, at the Kinderhook Elks, Route 9H, Kinderhook, NY, from 10 am to 2 pm. Susan will be signing books at the launch.


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