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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rancho Cordova Library

    Crime Fiction In Far Away Places. Does your mystery or thriller have an international setting? You you enjoy reading crime fiction set in far away places. Join us as a panel of accomplished authors discuss the who, what, when, where and how of writing international settings into their fiction. Guest Panelists:

    Ann Saxton Reh has lived in six foreign countries. Her mystery series features David Markam, a diplomat often on the trail of a killer in one of those exotic cultures. A gathering of worldly expatriates challenges him in Meditating Murder, while Arabia and India are the locales of his forthcoming adventure, Dead or in India. 

    Lynda Markham, Writing as L.D. Markham, one of our Cap Crimes members and author of Murder in Costa Rica, where she visited in 2013 and decided to set a murder mystery there; later she encountered several amazing real-life coincidences that she wove into her fiction.

    Sherry Joyce’s murder mystery, The Dordogne Deception, is based in France’s southwestern region, the Dordogne, plus in England. Her Dangerous Duplicity is set in France and she’s currently at work on the sequel, titled Dangerous Justice, set in Mallorca and France. 

    Michele Drier’s ten-book Kandesky Vampire Chronicles are set all over Europe, Russia and nearby and Stain on the Soul, the second in her Stained Glass cozy series, is set in England. 

    June Gillam’s House of Eire, book 3 in the Hillary Broome suspense novel series, follows Hillary as she drives Ireland hunting for her Irish friend Bridget’s killer.

    • Saturday, April 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rancho Cordova Library


    • Saturday, May 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Rancho Cordova Library

    Using Visual Media To Build Suspense In Your Novel or Screenplay presented by Dänna Wilberg. She is a multi-award winning short-film maker, t.v. host and mystery author. In her latest novel, The Black Dress, Grace Simms begins to breathe easy believing Jess Bartell is out of the picture for good… until she picks up a call from an unlisted number, and her terror resumes. In her frantic state she turns to Paul, only to find he’s been keeping a secret he can no longer deny. Can lies and betrayal lead to a happy ending?

Past events

Saturday, February 15, 2020 Capitol Crimes - February Meeting - Bestselling Mystery Author Robin Burcell
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Capitol Crimes - January Meeting - Bestselling mystery and sci-fi author Kevin J. Anderson
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Capitol Crimes - December Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Capitol Crimes - November Meeting - Mystery Writer Simon Wood
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Capitol Crimes - October Meeting - Historic Old City Cemetery Tour
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Capitol Crimes - September Meeting -- Librarians Speak: How to Get Your Books in the Library and in Front of Staff
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Capitol Crimes - Potluck Party & Book Read
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Capitol Crimes - May Meeting - FBI Agent Manny Alvarez
Saturday, April 20, 2019 Capitol Crimes - April Meeting - Kathleen Dodge - El Dorado Film Commissioner
Saturday, March 23, 2019 SIT, LISTEN, WRITE!
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Capitol Crimes - March Meeting - Ryan Pittman - NASA Special Agent in Charge
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Capitol Crimes - February Meeting - Cara Black - Author
Saturday, January 19, 2019 Capitol Crimes - January Meeting - Kelli Stanley - Author
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Capitol Crimes - Holiday Potluck Luncheon - December 15th
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Capitol Crimes - November Meeting - Mike Dennis -Television Producer of FOX40's "Sheriffs of El Dorado County"
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Capitol Crimes - October Meeting - Hank Phillipa Ryan - Author
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Capitol Crimes - September Meeting - Becky Pittman - 911 Emergency Services Dispatcher
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Capitol Crimes 2018 Writers Retreat
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Capitol Crimes - End of Term Luncheon
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Capitol Crimes - May Meeting - Mystery Reader Event
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Capitol Crimes - April Meeting - Book Marketing & Promotions Panel
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Capitol Crimes - March Meeting - Resident Agent in Charge Ryan Pittman, NASA Office of Inspector General
Saturday, February 17, 2018 Capitol Crimes - February Meeting - TBD
Saturday, January 20, 2018 Capitol Crimes - January Meeting - Law Enforcement Panel
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Capitol Crimes - December Luncheon - A Dash of Panache
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Capitol Crimes Anthology - Special Author Event
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Capitol Crimes - November Meeting - Wally Lord, Hallmark Channel Screenwriter
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Capitol Crimes - October Meeting - Paranormal Panel
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Capitol Crimes - September Meeting- Laura Garwood, Editor
Saturday, April 22, 2017 The Great Capitol Crimes Writers Conference
Saturday, March 25, 2017 March Meeting (Open to the Public)
Saturday, February 18, 2017 February Meeting (Open to the Public)

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