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November 2020 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor A Mystery Within a Mystery In the canon of mystery novels lies an unfinished but published mystery—the last written by an iconic author—and the mystery is still waiting to be solved. American librarian and author Edmund Pearson (1880-1937) called it "the...

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Mystery and Mistletoe Holiday Party

Please join us for the Rocky Mountain MWA Holiday Party, which will be held via Zoom on December 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. We’ll be announcing the winners of the Six Word Mystery Contest and playing a mystery game called Death on the Menu. Test your skill in solving...

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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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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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