Upcoming Meetings

RMMWA meets the second Thursday from September – May,  7 p.m.


May 11, 2017 meeting

RMMWA May Meeting

When: Thursday, May 11
Location: Colorado Auto Dealers Association, 290 East Speer Blvd., Denver
6:30 p.m.: Social
7:00 p.m.: Dinner
8:00 p.m.: Program

RSVP by Monday, May 8

Program TBA.

Murder Under the Oaks

New Releases

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WILD LIVES by Laurie Robinson and Janie Chodosh

“A children’s-zoo veterinarian who became an advocate for the world’s dwindling cheetah population. An intrepid Indian scientist who confronted the dangerous scourge of elephant poaching. A pioneering female biologist who became the world’s leading expert on giraffes…With the world facing an unprecedented spate of species extinction, the survival of iconic wildlife, such as the polar bear and such lesser-known creatures as Israel’s long-billed hoopoe, is often up to courageous individuals who commit to their passion and sacrifice their comfort so that the planet maintains a healthy biodiversity. Thanks to the environmentally committed interviewers Robinson and Chodosh, 20 conservationists succinctly tell their stories in this illuminating volume that may well inspire readers to take up the cause.”

“Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love”
(Skyhorse Press)

“ …Wild Lives is so desperately important. The people in this book are united by their belief that it is not too late to turn things around. You will be inspired by their stories. You will realize that there is hope for the future if we join the fight, if each of us does our bit.” – Dr. Jane Goodall

WILD LIVES is available on Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble and at many local bookstores.


Coming June 13: RED SKY by Chris Goff

RED SKY, the second in Chris Goff’s thriller series, hits the stands with a launch signing at Tattered Cover-Colfax, Thursday, June 15 at 7 pm, followed by a signing at Hearthfire Books in Evergreen, Thursday June 22 at 5:30 p.m. In RED SKY, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Raisa Jordan is sent to investigate when People’s Republic Flight 91 crashes in northeastern Ukraine with a U.S. diplomatic agent on board. It quickly becomes apparent that the plane was intentionally downed, but why? As international relations crumble and more lives hang in the balance, Jordan races to stop a new Cold War. “Breathtaking suspense, do not miss Red Sky,” says Catherine Coulter, NYT bestselling author of The Devil’s Triangle, while Booklist recommends you “give this to readers who like Matthew Palmer’s blend of diplomacy and thrills.” RED SKY is now available to Pre-Order at Tattered Cover, Hearthfire Books or on Amazon.


RED SKY, Book #2 in the Raisa Jordan Thriller Series COMING June 13, 2017 from Crooked Lane Books


Member News

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Signings and Sightings

April 27
Colleen Collins
PPWC prequel workshop: Misdemeanors to Murder: Nothing but the Truth from a Criminal Lawyer and Private Eye
Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive
Colorado Springs

April Member News

Catherine Dilts’s short story “Unrepentant Sinner” appears in the May/June issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Jeff Lockwood’s Poisoned Justice (Pen-L, 2016) has been named one of three finalists in the IBPA’s 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition in the category of Mystery & Suspense.  The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has nearly 3,000 members and is the largest publishing trade association in the United States.  A single Gold award winner will be chosen from the finalists in each category and announced during a ceremony to be held Friday evening, April 7, 2017 at the Historic Benson Hotel in Portland, OR.

Stalking Ground by Margaret Mizushima is a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards mystery category.

Two RMMWA members are Derringer Award nominees. The Short Mystery Fiction Society listed as finalists Catherine Dilts’ story “The Chemistry of Heroes” in the Novelette category, and R. T. Lawton’s “An Ill Wind” in the Flash category.


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March Mystery Minute

EVEN REAL EVENTS MAKE FOR GREAT MYSTERIES On July 17, 1996, about 8:30 p.m., EDT, TWA 800, a Boeing 747, took off from JFK Airport in NYC bound for Rome, Italy with a stopover in Paris. About 12 minutes later, TWA 800 exploded and then crashed into the Atlantic Ocean...

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February Mystery Minute

A MYSTERY MINUTE, by ZJ Czupor Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Feb. 9, 2017 In the first line of William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily,” every word tells a story and it seduces us into the mystery. Here’s Faulkner’s first sentence: When Miss...

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FBI Agent Tells “A Story of Three Faces”

Dale Lovin – January 12, 2017 The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America kicked off the new year with featured speaker Dale Lovin*, a retired FBI agent and author of two mysteries based on his time with the agency. A 25-year Bureau veteran, Lovin worked...

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Upcoming Events

  1. May RMMWA Meeting

    May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

RMMWA Programs Online

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January 2017 Dale Lovin