Sisters in Crime (affectionately SinC, pronounced sink) was founded by a handful of women authors at the 1986 Bouchercon convention. Since then, we’ve grown to over 3,600 members in 48 chapters worldwide. As authors and readers, publishers and agents, librarians and booksellers, men and women, we share a love of the mystery genre and are united to offer each other networking, advice, and support.

The mission of Sisters in Crime is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.

The Code of Conduct for Sisters in Crime can be found HERE.

Please use the link below to join or renew your membership. The membership period goes from January to December. Please indicate in the PayPal memo if you are joining or renewing, and if you use a pen name.