Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes former San Diego city policewoman Sylvia Bate-Swall as speaker at our next meeting. Bate-Swall was among the first group of women hired to serve as "policewomen" in 1953. They were hired as detectives and served in plain clothes. She will discuss her experience as a pioneering woman police officer, first with the city police department, and later, as an officer with the San Diego school district.
For our Readers Roundtable which returns this month, we're asking readers, members, and guests to be prepared to spend a minute talking about books they're reading and recommending to others.
Our program will start at 3 p.m., and wrap up by 5 p.m., offering plenty of time to browse Mysterious Galaxy for books.
Sisters in Crime is a national organization with local chapters which supports mystery and crime writers and promotes reading the genre. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We are open for everyone's participation.
San Diego chapter meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month (subject to change), starting with a social period with refreshments, followed by a brief membership meeting.
Attendance is free, though guests are encouraged to become members to support our programming. Dues are $25 per year, plus membership in the national organization. Members may join at our meeting, with payment by check, cash or credit card, or online .
This event is free and seating is first come, first serve. Event purchases through Mysterious Galaxy not only keeps our bookstore doors open, but also makes author signings possible.