Booksellers & Librarians Solve Mysteries Everyday

Takoma Park Library

Booksellers & Librarians Solve Mysteries Everyday

Crime Fiction Author, Susan Froetschel is Library Staffer for a Day

Please drop in between 10 a.m. and  4 p.m. on Saturday, April 21st to have your writing questions (any type and all ages welcome) answered by Susan Froetschel as part of Sisters in Crime's "Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day." Susan also will be helping with other library tasks as part of this event.

Susan Froetschel at the library

If you'd like more information the full press release is below:

Author Susan Froetschel Is Library Staffer for a Day
Takes Part in Sisters in Crime's "Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day" Event

Washington, DC—Susan Froetschel, mystery author and member of Sisters in Crime—an international organization founded to support the professional development of women writing crime fiction—will work as a volunteer staffer at Takoma Park Neighborhood Library in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. as part of a "Booksellers and Librarians Solve Mysteries Every Day" celebration.  The event, produced by Sisters in Crime, is designed to thank librarians and booksellers for 25 years of support of the mystery genre. Sisters in Crime was established with an organizational meeting held in New York City in the spring of 1987.

"I am very excited about spending time at the beautiful Takoma Park Library," Froetschel said. "In helping readers find their way to the right book at the right time, librarians solve mysteries every day."

On April 21, a select group of Sisters in Crime member authors will be volunteering in bookstores and libraries in their hometowns—from Albany, New York, to Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, the group's more than 3,000 members worldwide are gearing up to go into libraries and bookstores on that day to personally thank the booksellers and librarians they find working behind the counters and in the stacks.

Froetschel, a consulting editor at YaleGlobal Online, is the author of four mystery books, including the most recent Royal Escape and the forthcoming Fear of Beauty, set in Afghanistan. She began her career copy-editing for Self, House Beautiful and Esquire magazines and has since written for The New York Times, Alaska Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor and other publications. She taught writing for 10 years at Yale University and Southern Connecticut State University and has been a member of Sisters in Crime since 1992.

While at the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library on April 21, Froetschel will answer patrons' questions about any type of writing and assist the library's staff with other tasks. Writers of all ages are encouraged to bring their writing samples. The library is located at 416 Cedar St NW. The phone number is 202-576-7252.

Sisters in Crime is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary year. The organization is made up of more than 3,000 members and 48 chapters worldwide—authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians and others who love mysteries.  Sisters in Crime is online at