On Saturday, June 5th, Dublin Library hosted three local mystery writers from “Sisters in Crime”, as an introduction to our  Adult Summer Reading Program, “Female Sleuths”. 

Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. The organization was founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky with other women mystery writers.  It now has over 45 local chapters around the world.

Our three local authors were Claire M. Johnson (“Beat Until Stiff” and “Roux Morgue”),  Ann Parker (“Leaden Skies”, “Iron Tires”,  “Silver Lies”), and Priscilla Royal (“Chambers of Death”, “Forsaken Soul”, and “Justice for the Damned”).  With your blogger acting as moderator, they each discussed what got them interested in writing mysteries, which books they have written so far, their main sleuth characters, and which mystery authors they like to read for their own pleasure.   

Our Adult Summer Reading Program, entitled “Female Sleuths”, runs from June 14th to August 14th, 2010. 

The rules are simple: 

1) Read or listen to a book which features a female sleuth, private eye or detective. 

2) You can check out reading suggestions and share your favorites at summerreading4adults.wordpress.com

3) Fill out an entry form for each book you read or listen to and drop it in the entry box at the display near the public access computer terminals.

4) There is a weekly drawing for a prize.  Participants can win only once. 

Congratulations to our first winner, Wendy N.!