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October 2019 RMMWA Meeting

A full dinner is served at our evening meetings including non-alcoholic beverages, coffee and dessert. Beer and wine are available for sale.

Location: Colorado Auto Dealers Association, 290 E. Speer Blvd., Denver, 80203
Cocktail hour: 6:30, dinner 7 p.m. Program follows.

October 10 Meeting

Surveillance 101 with R.T. Lawton

“The game’s afoot…”

Dying to know what it’s like to follow a suspect on foot? Be part of a surveillance team? Or maybe you’re stuck writing a scene where one of your characters must shadow the villain or even the protagonist to gather vital information in furtherance of the plot? Now, you too can learn some of the techniques of surveillance, and maybe how to discover if someone is following you.

R.T. Lawton is a retired federal agent with 25 years of experience working the street, from informants to surveillance and undercover to raids and arrests. From riding the go-fast boats with Customs off the midnight Miami coast to hunt smugglers running in from the Bahama Banks to running down a fugitive in Jamaica.

With over 140 published short stories, he has sold 44 to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and has six e-books for Kindle and other e-readers.

The 6-Word Mystery Contest is back! Enter here.

RMMWA is now streaming LIVE broadcasts of our meetings for members unable to attend in person. If you would like to attend the program, please click to send an email requesting the log-in information.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday September 12th
Program: Human Trafficking
RMMWA Contact: Laurie Walcott

Thursday October 10th
Program: RT Lawton, Surveillance Workshop
RMMWA Contact: Chris Goff

Thursday November 14th
Program: Russell Pilcher, Sierra Detection
RMMWA Contact: ZJ Czupor

Thursday December 12th: NO MEETING
(due to tentative holiday party event)

RMMWA Programs Online

On the Members Only page, you can listen to the full version of some of our programs. Click the highlighted portion of the program below to hear a short sample. If you need help with the link, or the password to the Members Only page, contact the webmaster.

January 2017 Dale Lovin

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The Spirit in Question

American History

Burning Ridge

The Melancholy Howl

The Golden Havana Night


Falcon's Prey

Fractured Families

Santa Fe Mourning

Blood and Gasoline

Visions of Ted Bundy

Murder Under the Oaks

Identity Crisis

CHAI ANOTHER DAY by Leslie Budewitz

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The Big Dive

Bruce Most

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2019 Six Word Mystery Contest

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Anyone 18 years or older. WHAT TO SUBMIT: All submissions must be in English. Use only the keys on a standard, computer keyboard (upper/lower-case letters, numbers, punctuation, basic symbols). Emojis, special symbols and other images are not allowed....

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June 2019 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Fingerprinting in Fiction Picture Dawson’s Landing, a fictional Missouri frontier town, on the banks of the Mississippi River in the first half of the 19th century. It’s the setting for Mark Twain’s 1894 satiric crime novel, Pudd’nhead Wilson, which...

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May 2019 Mystery Minute

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY: The Pioneering Author and The Omnipresent Title Helen Worrell Clarkson McCloy (1904-1994) was a prolific writer of mystery novels and a major influence on the genre. She wrote under the pseudonyms Helen McCloy and Helen Clarkson. She was born...

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April 2019 Mystery Minute

The Butler Did It By ZJ Czupor Tonight, we’ll examine the origins of the phrase, “the butler did it.” But first, let’s consider Arthur Conan Doyle’s (1859 – 1930) “The Musgrave Ritual” an 1893 detective story from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Though the butler was...

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March 2019 Mystery Minute

Writing the Hardy Boys series was “hack work” By ZJ Czupor After he graduated from high school in Haileybury, Ontario, Leslie McFarlane (1902 – 1977), spent the next fifty years as a writer. He produced hundreds of short stories for pulp magazines, novellas and...

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February 2019 Mystery Minute

Sweetheart Sleuths: A Valentine’s Mystery Minute By ZJ Czupor Feb. 14, 2019 The “mistress of mystery” Janet Rudolph blogging in “Mystery Fanfare” (Feb. 11, 2019), claims there are roughly eighty authors who’ve written about “sweetheart sleuths,” couples who either...

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Congratulations to this year’s Finalists and Winners! The Overall Contest Winner is: She took his name. For starters.  (Matthew Porter) Category Finalists and Winners are listed below: ** designates category winners. COZY **Auntie’s needles were not for knitting. ...

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January 2019 Mystery Minute

A MYSTERY MINUTE By ZJ Czupor And They Were Spies In a sense all mystery writers function as spies. We observe people around us, we study character types, we create plots and then we uncover them. Even the most boring luncheons can be fodder for our craft. I think...

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