Gender Roles in Crime Fiction

Mystery writer Minerva Koenig will talk about gender roles in crime fiction at the June 14 meeting of Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas chapter.

Her first novel was Nine Days. “She’s short, round, and pushing forty, but Julia Kalas is a damned good criminal. For seventeen years she renovated historic California buildings as a laundry front for her husband’s illegal arms business. Then the Aryan Brotherhood made her a widow, and witness protection shipped her off to the tiny town of Azula, Texas, also known as the Middle of Nowhere.”

Ms. Koenig’s second novel is the soon-to-be-available South of Nowhere. “The dead body stuffed into the upstairs closet at Julia Kalas’ fixer-upper ranch house has been there too long to be related to her short-lived WITSEC past, but that doesn’t stop the local cops from giving her the hairy eyeball.”

Details about Ms. Koenig’s biography and books can be found on her website

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets monthly on the second Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the Yarborough Branch Public Library. Meetings are free and open to all. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read.

Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.

For information contact Joyce Arquette, Publicity (512) 266-6543.

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