Scenes from the Museum of Contemporary Art

On March 15 Mystery by the Sea, including members featured in Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II, gathered at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach for an evening of art and words. (Photos by member Ken Wingate)

Rosemary Shomaker took her turn reading from the anthology.

Rosemary Shomaker took her turn reading from the anthology.

As did Maria Hudgins

As did Maria Hudgins

And Yvonne Saxon

And Yvonne Saxon

 

Mystery by the Sea members are always plotting, but just what are they plotting?

Mystery by the Sea members are always plotting, but just what are they plotting?

Free Mystery Crossword

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Love crosswords? Love mysteries? You’re in luck! One of our group members created a crossword using clues from our latest anthology, Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II. Click here to check out the crossword and test your knowledge of the short stories included in the book.

Scenes from Slover Library

 Authors from Mystery by the Sea, along with "sisters" from the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime were part of a writers panel on March 12 at Slover Library in downtown Norfolk. The topic the panel addressed was "Writing short stories versus novels."


Authors from Mystery by the Sea, along with “sisters” from the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime, were part of a writers panel on March 12 at Slover Library in downtown Norfolk. The topic the panel addressed was “Writing short stories versus novels.” (Photo by Ken Wingate)

 

Berkley Prime Crime Author to Speak at April Meeting

Cozy mystery writer Kathy Aarons, author of the Chocolate Covered Mystery series (Photo courtesy of author's website)

Cozy mystery writer Kathy Aarons, author of the Chocolate Covered Mystery series (Photo courtesy of author’s website)

We are excited to announce our April meeting will feature a Skype call with cozy mystery writer Kathy Aarons. Kathy lives in Southern California and will talk about her writing journey and what it takes to land a contract with a major publisher.

Join us on April 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenbrier Library in Chesapeake in the upstairs conference room. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Kathy’s latest book, Truffled to Death, the second installment in her Chocolate Covered Mystery series, is available now for purchase on Amazon and through traditional retailers like Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. The third book in her series, Behind Chocolate Bars, is due out in October and is available for preorder on Amazon.

To keep up to date on Kathy’s latest releases, follow her on Facebook or on Twitter.

Scenes from East Beach Sandwich Company

On Saturday, March 5, Mystery by the Sea members and our “sisters” from the Central Virginia chapter spent the afternoon at the East Beach Sandwich Company in Norfolk to sign copies of our latest anthology, Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II. Check out some photos from the event, courtesy of member Ken Wingate.

Our gracious hosts.

Our gracious hosts.

 

Writers from Mystery by the Sea and the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime were on hand to sign books.

Writers from Mystery by the Sea and the Central Virginia chapter of Sisters in Crime were on hand to sign books.

 

Mr. Bones even made an appearance!

Mr. Bones even made an appearance!

 

Lots of authors and lots of readers.

Lots of authors and lots of readers.

 

Meet Coastal Crime Fest 3 Speaker Lyn Brittan

Lyn Brittan will share insights from her career as a writer during the writer’s conversation panel at Coastal Crime Fest 3 on March 19.

Lyn grew up wanting to live like her heroes, James Bond and Indiana Jones. She wasn’t totally successful and never had to shoot her way out of a hotel bedroom. She’s still coming to terms with it. Awards and woot-woots include: USA Today Bestseller and Galaxy Award Winner in 2013 and 2014.

To learn more about Lyn and her work, visit her online at http://www.lynbrittan.com.