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Ret. NYPD Det/Sgt. Joseph Giacalone to speak at LI Sisters in Crime meeting

ImageThe Long Island Chapter of Sisters in Crime will be welcoming a special guest speaker on Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., at the Half Hollow Hills Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills: Retired NYPD Detective Sergeant Joseph Giacalone, the former Commanding Officer of the Bronx Homicide Cold Case Squad. He is the author of The Criminal Investigation Function, now in its second edition. Joe can be found on Twitter @ColdCaseSquad and @JoeGiacalone.

Joe obtained a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Specialty in Crime and Deviance from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2005. He has been an Adjunct Professor at John Jay since 2005, where he teaches criminal investigation and other related topics.

He was a highly decorated member of the NYPD including the Department Medal for Valor.

Joe will talk about his career, cold cases, his experiences as a media consultant and author, and will conduct a Q&A session.

The meeting is open to the public. Mark your calendar and come hear Joe speak. Also, if you are a writer of mysteries, thrillers, crime fiction, true crime, and would like to network with fellow writers, consider joining Long Island Sisters in Crime.

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

Long Island Sisters in Crime is a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome Sisters and Brothers in Crime from anywhere who have an interest in the Long Island mystery community.

Long Island Sisters in Crime meets monthly at various libraries on Long Island.

To join the Long Island chapter of Sisters in Crime, a potential member must first join the National Sisters in Crime organization.

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Come visit the Long Island Sisters in Crime Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @LI_SinC.

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Long Island Sisters in Crime

assnnav1_01-1Welcome to the blog of Long Island Sisters in Crime. We are a chapter of the National Sisters in Crime. Today is a special day for us, as we will be presenting the Port Jefferson Free Library with a $1,000 Sisters in Crime “We Love Libraries!” Award. The Port Jefferson Free Library is the recipient of the December 2012 award. Each month, the national Sisters in Crime (or as we affectionately call it, SinC – pronounced “sink”), awards a U.S. library. For more information on how a library can enter the random drawing, visit here.

Long Island Sisters in Crime are on Twitter @LI_SinC and on Facebook.

If you are in the area of Port Jefferson today, stop by the Port Jefferson Free Library. Six of our members will be in attendance to give brief presentations about their writing and will sign books:  Bernadine Fagen, Linda Marie Frank, Charlene Knadle (CB Knadle), Marilyn Levinson, Kathleen A. Ryan, and Toby Speed.

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