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October Mtg: Neal Griffin on “How I Transitioned from Cop to Writer” plus reader Cornelia Feye

October 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Crime Writer and Former Cop Neal Griffin to speak at

San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime October 21 at Mysterious Galaxy

            Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes local San Diego County-based crime writer and former police officer Neal Griffin as our speaker on Saturday, October 21 at Mysterious Galaxy.

Please note our meeting will begin at 4 p.m., with our social time afterwards.

Griffin, a Los Angeles Times best-selling author and chapter member, retired as the senior lieutenant of the Escondido Police Department last year, and will publish his third novel, By His Own Hand, next April.

His subject will be How I Transitioned from Cop to Writer. (Please see his bio below.)

October’s Reader will be Cornelia Feye, author of three art-related mysteries, including her newly published Private Universe, from which she will read. (Please see her bio below.)

Our meeting will be held at Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Avenue, #100, San Diego 92111, starting at 4:00 p.m., a half hour LATER than our usual time, with our social period following, finishing up by 6 p.m.


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.

Each meeting will feature a short reading from a recently published or soon-to-be-published novel followed by a presentation by a mystery or crime writer or knowledgeable professional in a field of interest to mystery writers and readers.

San Diego chapter meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month, starting with a social period with refreshments, followed by a brief membership meeting.

Attendance is free for members (at Mysterious Galaxy, attendance is FREE–everyone welcomed!). 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 at http://www.sistersincrimesd.org.

          Neal Griffin is a twenty-seven year veteran of Southern California law enforcement and graduate of the FBI National Academy, where he studied forensic science and police ethics. His Midwestern noir debut novel, BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, published by Forge, spent six weeks on the L.A. Times Bestseller list. Booklist wrote,  “This debut boasts the creepy, dangerous feel of the film Cape Fear.”

His follow up novel, A VOICE FROM THE FIELD, features the return of small town Wisconsin Detective Tia Suarez, who Publishers Weekly called “a decent cop trying to do her duty.” Joe Hartlaub of Bookreporter wrote “Neal Griffin is the real deal.”

Neal remains under contract with Forge Books and is preparing for the release of his third novel, BY HIS OWN HAND, in April, 2018. He, his wife and children divide time between San Diego County and their farmhouse in Northwest Wisconsin. His web site is nealgriffin.com.

           Cornelia Feye is the founder of Konstellation Press, an indie publishing company in San Diego. She studied art history and anthropology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, before moving to New York City and then on to California, where she taught Eastern and Western art history at several colleges. From 2007 to 2017 she was the School of the Arts and Arts Education Director at the Athenaeum, Music & Arts Library in La Jolla. In the 1970s she traveled around India, the Middle East, and South America and her adventures on the road found their way into her writing. Her novel, Spring of Tears, an art mystery set in France, won the San Diego Book Award for the mystery category 2011. Her second novel, House of the Fox is set in Anza Borrego desert and San Diego. Private Universe, a coming-of-age story and art mystery was published in 2017. Her publications include art historical essays and reviews in English and German. Konstellationpress.com


October 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Partners in Crime: The San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime


Mysterious Galaxy
5943 Balboa Avenue, Suite #100,
San Diego,CA92111United States
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