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December 12th Mystery & Mistletoe

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.

Mystery and Mistletoe 2019

Mystery and Mistletoe


RMMWA Players Present

“Death Trap (Act One)” by Ira Levin

Sidney: Carter Wilson

Myra:  Becky Clark

Clifford: Jeffrey Lockwood

Narrator / Sound Effects:  ZJ Czupor

Director: Sandra Murphy


The 6-minute mystery award

Presented by Jeffrey Lockwood

Promoted by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, entries have poured in from all over the United States and Australia. The top five entries in each category have been selected by our esteemed judges, and attendees at the RMMWA Christmas party will vote to award top honors. Winners of each category will earn a $25 gift certificate to the Tattered Cover, and the overall winner will be awarded $100 in cold, hard cash. 

Esteemed Judges

Anne Hillerman, NYT Bestselling Author

Linda Landrigan, Editor at Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Manuel Ramos, Award-Winning Author and Social Justice Activist

Len Vlahos, Author and owner of the Tattered Cover Bookstore

Terrie Wolf, Literary Agent and owner of AKA Literary Management


Make your reservations by Monday, December 9th

The 6-Word Mystery Contest is now closed. Winners will be announced in December.

Upcoming Programs

Thursday January 9th
Program: Matthew Porter, Digital Evidence
RMMWA Contact: Margaret Mizushima

Thursday February 13th
Program: Sgt. Amy Wheeler
RMMWA Contact: Margaret Mizushima

Thursday March 12th
Program: Short Story Panel with RT Lawton, Catherine Diltz, Manuel Ramos and Suzanne Proulx (M)
RMMWA Contact: Chris Goff

Thursday April 9th
Program: Mitch Morrisey, Former DA who runs a company solving Cold Cases using DNA
RMMWA Contact: Chris Goff

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RMMWA Programs Online

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American History

Burning Ridge

Melancholy Howl

The Golden Havana Night


Falcon's Prey

Fractured Families

Santa Fe Mourning

Indian Summer

Blood and Gasoline

Visions of Ted Bundy

Poisoned Justice

Heavy Metal

Close Call


Stone Cold Blooded

My Bad

Blood on the Tracks

Stalking Ground

Clean Shot

The Homeplace


Comfort of Black

Killing Trail

Bad Blood

Deep Quarry

Murder by Kindness

Semester of our Discontent

Forensic Plant Science

Red Sky

Mortal Fall

Circling the Runway

Murder Under the Oaks


Identity Crisis

CHAI ANOTHER DAY by Leslie Budewitz

The Big Dive

Bruce Most

Crossing the Chicken

The Blue Pearl

Tracking Game

Burning Candles

Murder at the Petroglyphs

Lady Takes the Case

The Spirit in Question

Dirty Money

Bolt from the Blue

The Extinction Agenda

Remaking Morgan

The Subject of Malice

That Churchill Woman

Survive or Die

New Releases

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November 2019 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor A Funny Author with a Big Heart He’s a successful mystery author you may never have heard of. An ordinary guy with a great sense of humor and an even bigger heart. After he graduated from New York University, he decided to work in the film business. He...

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October 2019 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Money can be a motivating factor In 1920, he was born to poor Italian immigrants in the Hell’s Kitchen area of New York City. At the age of 12, he dropped out of school to get a job after his father deserted the family. He worked as a railroad switchboard...

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September 2019 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor The Art of the Red Herring “Four little Indian boys going out to sea; a red herring swallowed one and then there were three.” The above line is the seventh stanza from a longer American nursery rhyme, “Ten Little Indians,” (1869). The entire rhyme is...

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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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