Chapter News

April 16 Mtg: Nancy Allen

Business meeting for members only at 10.30 am Eastern Program speaker Nancy Allen at 11.00 am Eastern. Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks, trying over thirty juryContinue reading “April 16 Mtg: Nancy Allen”

Jan 22: John DeDakis on “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making It Up)

  January 22, 2022  11 am Eastern. (NOTE: This meeting is on the 4th Saturday rather than the usual 3rd Saturday of the month)   The Mavens welcome former White House correspondent and Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room withContinue reading “Jan 22: John DeDakis on “From Journalist to Novelist (Or How I Learned to Start Making It Up)”

Holiday Party

The Mavens of Mayhem would like to invite all members to join us for our Holiday party on December 18th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Sq, Albany, NY 12207 . We will order offContinue reading “Holiday Party”

October 16, 2021: Terrie Farley Moran

October 16 at 11 am Eastern  Nationally bestselling mystery author Terrie Farley Moran will visit the Mavens to talk about her writing journey, writing solo and with a partner, and her exciting new project of  “writing with” Jessica Fletcher. Join usContinue reading “October 16, 2021: Terrie Farley Moran”

September 18, 2021 “A Visit from Our Neighbors”

“A Visit from Our Neighbors.” We’re looking forward to meeting the members of MURDER ON ICE, the Western NY chapter of SinC. Join us Sept 18.  Members may sign in at 10:30 for the business meeting.  Everyone is welcomed atContinue reading “September 18, 2021 “A Visit from Our Neighbors””

August 21, 2021: Laurie Lowenstein on Research for Mystery Writers

August 21 at 11 am Eastern  Laurie Loewenstein will present a workshop on Research for Mystery Writers. Topics will include finding accurate information both on and offline on settings, dress, social norms, and mystery-specific research. Laurie is on the fiction facultyContinue reading “August 21, 2021: Laurie Lowenstein on Research for Mystery Writers”

June 19, 2021: Connie Berry and Grace Topping

JUNE 19 at 11 am Eastern –  Join mystery writers Connie Berry, author of the Kate Hamilton Mysteries set in England, and Grace Topping, creator of the Laura Bishop Mystery series, as they talk about their writing journeys, their writing styles andContinue reading “June 19, 2021: Connie Berry and Grace Topping”


Please join us on the following dates: May — NO MEETING June 19, 2021: Connie Berry and Grace Topping July — NO MEETING August 21, 2021: Laurie Lowenstein on Research for Mystery Writers Sept 18 — “A Visit from OurContinue reading “UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR MEETINGS”

April 17, 2021: Sleuths & Sidekicks

APRIL 17 AT 11:00AM Eastern – REGISTER BELOW  (JOIN US AT 10:30 for BUSINESS MEETING) “Sleuths & Sidekicks” is an interactive virtual event featuring the authors of four mystery series: The Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries, The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, TheContinue reading “April 17, 2021: Sleuths & Sidekicks”

Murderous March 2021 Registration Is Now Open

Join us for a free virtual event March 19-20, 2021 Limited to 200 attendees Registration is now open More info here:

Red Herrings and the Moonwalking Bear  with Annette Dashofy: Sept 2020

Red Herrings and the Moonwalking Bear :  Sept 19 2020 This fun and interactive workshop offers tips and tricks to create a puzzle that will keep your reader guessing until the end. From red herrings (suspects with motive) to theContinue reading “Red Herrings and the Moonwalking Bear  with Annette Dashofy: Sept 2020”

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, TheContinue reading “Virtual Visit with Lori Rader-Day”

Mavens of Mayhem at Mysteries on Main Street

MAVENS 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 thisContinue reading “Mavens of Mayhem at Mysteries on Main Street”

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, whichContinue reading “Wanted: Mystery Lovers (15 June 19)”

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 execContinue reading “Mavens Plan More Mayhem”

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 neverContinue reading “Read all About Them…the Murderous March Presenters & Panelists”

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’ bookContinue reading “Murderous March 2019 program is going to print”

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 publisherContinue reading “Vicki and Edwin share insider information with us”

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 WE are the guest speakers at the January 2019 meeting. Rather, we are the guest channelers of our favorite crime writers. Arrive ready toContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: “The Best at our Behest””

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 theContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: 15 Dec 2018”

Monthly Meeting: 17 Nov 2018 CANCELLED!

OUR SPEAKER HAS HAD TO CANCEL: RESCHEDULING FOR SPRING! NO MEETING THIS MONTH — SORRY. Here for the Victims Crime Victim Specialist III, NYS Office of Victim Services, Kathy Davidson Saturday, November 17, 11:30-12:30, Bethlehem Library Hear about the inner workingsContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: 17 Nov 2018 CANCELLED!”

Monthly Meeting: October 2018

Bury the Lead, with author, detective, historian and medical examiner Archer Mayor NOTE THE EARLY START TIME: October 20, 11:00-12:00, Bethlehem Library Archer Mayor is the author of the highly acclaimed Vermont-based mystery series featuring detective Joe Gunther, which the Chicago Tribune describes asContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: October 2018”

Monthly Meeting: 15 Sep 2018

Mortuary Science: The Ins and Outs, w/Lori Q. Purcell September 15, 11:30-12:30, Bethlehem Library Lori Q. Purcell was named chairperson for the Mortuary Science Department at Hudson Valley Community College in 2016. She has nearly 30 years of experience in the funeralContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: 15 Sep 2018”

Monthly Meeting: 18 August 2018

AUGUST SPECIAL EVENT: PRIVATE TOUR, CHERRY HILL MUSEUM: “The 1827 Cherry Hill Murder” Saturday, August 18, 2018 TOUR BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 11:00 AM Cherry Hill Museum, 523 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202 (Directions below) OPTIONAL LUNCH AND MEETING TO FOLLOW, ATContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: 18 August 2018”

Monthly Meeting: 21 July 2018

JULY FILM FEST: “The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet” (2014, 56 min) Saturday, July 21, 2018, Meeting: 10:30 AM; Film: 11:30-12:30 Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054 Cool off with Maven pals at our JulyContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: 21 July 2018”

Monthly Meeting: 16 June 2018

Bethlehem Public Library: June 16th   10:30 Business / 11:30 Programming Discussion: “WHAT FANS LOVE & WHAT WE DON’T.”  Rhonda Rosenheck will moderate a discussion focusing on readers’ and fans’ responses to mystery and crime literature.  Questions will probe suchContinue reading “Monthly Meeting: 16 June 2018”


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