Mystery by the Sea meetings are usually held the 2nd Monday of each month at the Greenbrier Library, 1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA from 6-8 pm.  Please note any location or date exceptions below.


Our next meeting will take place at Hampton Public Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6–8 pm. 

The Main Library is located at 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669.  Our meeting will take place in Meeting Room B in the lobby.

Hosted by Adele Gardner (, tonight’s workshop offers writing exercises that draw on the different flavors of mystery to jumpstart inspiration.   We’ll share information about mystery classes, educational grants, upcoming mystery contests and writing opportunities, and more.

This event supports the library’s programming for National Novel Writing Month.  Please join us!  As always, the group’s monthly meeting is free to attend.

Hampton Public Library Reference Department: 757-727-1312

Meetings consist of a few minutes of chapter business followed by a program which may include one of the following:

  • Critique sessions with an opportunity to share your work
  • Author speaker forums
  • Forensics
  • Pathways to Publication
  • Presentation on a topic related to mystery writing
  • Field trips to crime labs, police departments, and 911
  • Q&A sessions with published mystery authors

Stop by . . . we’d love to meet you.

For more information, e-mail chapter president Teresa Inge at






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