The New England Chapter of Sisters in Crime, an organization which supports
female crime and mystery writers, will hold Connecticut SinC Reads 2012 at the
Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main Street in West Hartford on Sunday, March 11
at 2 pm.
Ten Connecticut Sisters in Crime members will read from their current works in
progress or soon-to-be released books.
The authors come from as far afield as Easton, Old Saybrook, and Litchfield, and
include Patti Brooks, Liz Gordon, Rosemary Harris, Rhonda Lane, Karen Laugel,
Steve Liskow, Susan Santangelo, Carole Shmurak, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, and
Anne-Marie Sutton. Some have written best-sellers, but others are unpublished
in the mystery field (but may have published in other areas), and the readings
introduce them to a wider public.
Author Susan (Guilbault) Santangelo, who writes the Baby Boomer mysteries, is a
West Hartford native and a former writer for The West Hartford News. Her
humorous mysteries are set in the fictional Connecticut town of Fairport.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will give the authors a chance
to test new material in front of an audience, and introduce readers to a variety
of mystery writing styles.
After reading from their work, the authors will answer questions about their
work and about Sisters in Crime, which is open to anyone who wants to join,
whether they write or not. Many group members are librarians who help keep an
eye on what books are popular among their patrons. Others are book reviewers or
teachers, and many are fans who, as the group’s slogan says, like to “SinC into
a good mystery.”