Welcome to Houston Sisters in Crime! Houston Sisters in Crime is a regional chapter of Sisters in Crime. We formed our chapter in the fall of 2019 and we began meeting in January 2020.

Sisters in Crime is an international organization whose mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Please read our Code of Conduct.

We currently host our meetings and speaker events on Zoom and will do so until further notice.

Our events are open to all writers, no matter their genre or gender. Members receive Zoom invitations the week prior to the event. Not a member? Contact us at sinchouston@gmail.com if you would like to receive information about this or any of our other monthly online/hybrid speaker presentations.


Sunday, August 21
2-3:30 PM at Murder by the Book bookstore in Houston (hybrid in-person and Zoom event)

Note: this presentation will not be recorded.
Speaker: “Cold Case Investigations” by Detective Scott Minyard, Robbery/Homicide Unit and Cold Case Investigations

Scott Minyard

A general overview of cold cases: the challenges of investigating homicides, missing persons and unidentified persons.

Detective Scott Minyard began his law enforcement career in 1999. This followed a military career where he served as a United States Marine and a Navy Special Operations Officer, specializing in Bomb Disposal and Diving.

Detective Minyard joined the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in 2014 and has worked as a Detective with assignments in Family Violence, Special Crimes, and Robbery/Homicide. He began working Cold Case investigations in 2020.

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