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An Independent Mystery

Bookstore opened in 1991

Specializing in Author Events

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Due to the State requirement, the Mystery Ink store will be closed until the end of March.  However, we are still here!  So, please do place orders for books through or call 714 743-6127.

                      Joanne Fluke's - COCONUT LAYER CAKE MURDER

             Signed 1st edition copies w/cap included  $27.00 & tax





Jennifer Graeser Dornbush, "SECRET REMAINS"



​Lee Goldberg, "FAKE TRUTH" 


April 26, Orange County Sisters in Crime Zoom on-line meeting

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Speaker:  Jennifer Graeser Dornbush - "Forensic Myths"

How to fudge forensics and how to get away with it.
Have you ever wondered if coroners really eat sandwiches while doing autopsies?  Or if wearing a low cut dress and high heels to the scene of a crime is sanitary? Walk away knowing when to authenticate or fabricate your crime fiction.
During this interactive seminar we'll explore 10 common forensic follies you see in print, TV, and movies! And, Jennifer will take things a step further and explain the real life forensic fact behind every forensic fabrication… And why these forensic shortcuts are necessary.  
And, she will share her top 10 tips from currently working TV writers about how to fudge the forensics while still making your story believable and entertaining.​

July 26, Orange County Sisters in Crime meeting w/speaker Chris Hauty

2:00 p.m. - Forum     3:00 p.m. - Chris Hauty - Screenwriting vs. Novels

In DEEP STATE, West Wing intern Hayley Chill learns of a deadly plot against the president in this edge-of-your-seat debut thriller.
“Jarring…intriguing…the ending seems pulled directly from a movie.” —Booklist
“Engrossing… A refreshing change from the typical male action hero, Hayley is a capable, kick-ass, sharp woman from unassuming roots.” —Publishers Weekly

Employed for the last thirty years as a screenwriter, Chris Hauty has worked for every major movie studio, in nearly all genres. He currently lives in Venice, California in the company of a classic Triumph motorcycle and a feral cat. DEEP STATE is his first novel.

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books ​- POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 3 - 4, 2020

SAVE THE DATE!  Sunday, October 11, 2020   -   7th Annual Ladies of Intrigue

Thanks to all who attended our 2019 LADIES OF INTRIGUE