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October 2020 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor The Tumultuous Life of an American Literary Icon: Shirley Jackson With the approach of Halloween, I thought we should explore the tumultuous life of mystery and horror author Shirley Jackson and two of her most notable and terrifying works—"The Lottery"...

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November 12th Online Meeting

Please join us at the Rocky Mountain MWA monthly meeting, which will be held via Zoom on November 12, starting at 6:30 p.m. Program: Forensic Documentation Examination and Case Study Mark Songer will present on the various techniques forensic examiners use to...

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RMMWA 2020 6-Word Mystery Contest is closed!

The 2020 RMMWA 6-Word Mystery Contest is now closed to entries. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated with carefully crafted micro-stories in six different categories. Finalists will be invited to the chapter’s annual Mystery & Mistletoe Holiday Party in...

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October 8th Online Meeting

The Rocky Mountain MWA monthly meeting will be held via Zoom on October 8th starting at 6:30 p.m. Mountain time, and will feature award-winning author Judge Debra H. Goldstein. Members will receive the link and password by email, groups.io, and our newsletter....

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What Rocky Mountain MWA Means to Me

by Christine Carbo Living in a rural state like Montana, it’s difficult to feel connected to the book business, let alone other writers of crime fiction. When I joined RMMWA, I was dubious at first. I assumed most of the good networking and action took place in...

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September 2020 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor A Curious Incident In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1893, is a short story "The Adventure of Silver Blaze" in which an unusual line of dialogue becomes the title of a best-selling mystery published one-hundred and...

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RMMWA 6 Word Mystery Contest categories

Writers entering in the RMMWA 6-Word Mystery Contest may enter stories in any or all of these categories. We look forward to your short but thrilling tales! Thriller These tales usually involve high stakes, a ticking clock, and a threat to people, a country, or even...

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RMMWA 2020 6-Word Mystery Contest is live!

Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words are encouraged to enter the fourth annual Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA).  Six-word “whodunits” can be entered in one or all five of the...

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RMMWA to Host Fourth Annual Six-Word Mystery Contest

Enter here starting September 15th Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words are encouraged to enter the fourth annual Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA). The contest opens September...

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August 2020 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Check in. Relax. Take a Shower. One of the most iconic and terrifying murder scenes in film history takes place in a shower, at the Bates Motel. The scene I'm referring to, of course, is from the film, Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock with screenplay...

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