Virtual Visit with Lori Rader-Day

On May 16, 2020, Mavens of Mayhem will be virtually visited by Lori-Rader Day at 11:00 AM, Eastern Time.

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony Award- and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She co-chairs the mystery conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and serves as the national president of Sisters in Crime. Her new book isThe Lucky One, set in a true-crime amateur online sleuth community.

To attend, fill out the survey at

You will receive an email with the link to her presentation.

Murderous March 2020 is Cancelled.

If you were planning to attend and had paid for classes and/or meals, you will get refunded.

If you have a hotel reservation, you need to contact the hotel yourself to cancel.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 16 Wolf Road, Albany, NY (518) 459-3600

We hope to see you next year.

Mavens of Mayhem at Mysteries on Main Street


Saturday from 13:00-15:00

Mysteries on Main Street

144 W Main St, Johnstown, New York 12095
We will be hosting some of the amazing authors within the Mavens of Mayhem. If you like Mysteries this is the crew for you. See you there!


Wanted: Mystery Lovers (15 June 19)

Sisters in Crime (SinC), Upper Hudson Chapter (Mavens of Mayhem) is seeking new “Sisters and Misters” to help our chapter grow. We’re seeking committee members for monthly programming and the Murderous March Writers & Readers Confab. We also seek a treasurer, which includes a surprisingly low time-commitment despite its importance, and a social media/web maven.

Enjoy the best camaraderie by participating actively. 

NEXT MEETING: JUNE 15TH, Bethlehem Public Library, 10:30

Our lively chapter, one of three in NYS, includes fans and writers — women and men who enjoy meeting, learning, and engaging around the craft, business, characters and field of mystery writing. Learn more and find our meeting schedule at Email, chapter president, to inquire about these volunteer roles.

Please share this with your writing and book club communities.

Mavens Plan More Mayhem

With Murderous March 2019 a big success and behind us, we’re calendaring up for a lot of new Mayhem in the Upper Hudson chapter of Sisters in Crime. But first, please note:

The May 4th meeting is cancelled.

New exec line-up:

  • Eleanor Kuhns, President
  • Frankie Y. Bailey, VP and Co-chair of Murderous March 2020
  • Rhonda Rosenheck, Treasurer and Co-chair of Murderous March 2020
  • Robert Knightly, Secretary and Chair of Monthly Programming

Stay tuned for another great line-up of speakers on craft, crime, and crime-solving. Please subscribe to get our newsletter, and like us on Facebook.

Contact us to join the Murderous March 2020 planning committee, with ideas for monthly program speakers and field trips, and to learn more about our chapter.

SAVE THE DATE: October 12, 2019, Mavens authors will be at Mysteries on Main Street, Johnstown, NY, for an Crime Writers Meet & Greet. As you know, Mysteries on Main Street was our bookselling partner at this year’s Murderous March, and we’re thrilled to be invited in for this. We LOVE Independent Bookstores!!! (There may still be room for one more author; if you’re a member and interested, contact us right away.)

Read all About Them…the Murderous March Presenters & Panelists

Here’s the full program

Here are the bios on the writers sharing a wealth of wisdom at Murderous March 2019.

Here’s the registration link for this limited-seating event!

Here’s where you join the Mavens of Mayhem, so that you never miss the pre-confab members-only event.

Murderous March 2019 program is going to print

Check it out in PDF here. Seating for this free event is very limited and already 1/3 booked, so pre-register to assure your place now.

Boxed lunches by B-Rad Executive Catering, $10 (cash only), GF & V options

Speakers’ book sales by Mysteries on Main Street, Johnstown, NY

Vicki and Edwin share insider information with us

Canadian crime writer Vicki Delany’s keynote address at Murderous March 2019, March 16th (pre-register here), at the East Greenbush community Library (10 AM-4:30 AM) will be on “Writers and their Rituals.” Vicki and Edwin Hill, crime novelist and educational publisher from Boston, MA, will converse on “Breaking and Entering… Into the Field” at midday. Both sessions will include ample time for Audience Q & A.

Monthly Meeting: “The Best at our Behest”

Saturday, January 19, 2019. Meeting at 10:30 AM, Discussion from 11:30-12:30. Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar, NY

image by Nishant Choksi

WE are the guest speakers at the January 2019 meeting. Rather, we are the guest channelers of our favorite crime writers. Arrive ready to share and discuss favorite passages of a favorite book or story. What’s taken your breath away recently? Or what old gem do you keep going back to? As always, free and open to the public. Coffee and tea served. Bring a friend!

Monthly Meeting: 15 Dec 2018

Wake Our Dead Winter Party

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11:30-12:30, Bethlehem Library

We may not end up swinging from the chandeliers, but some of our favorite characters might.

Beside a spread of festive foods, come ready to share some of the most ridiculous moments endured by your favorite fictitious characters. A booklovers’ laugh riot!!!