Sisters in Crime-Canada West produces an anthology every second year (our inaugural anthology – Crime Wave 1 – was published in 2020 and our second in 2022).

Crime Wave 3 – Dangerous Games

Submissions for our third anthology, Dangerous Games, are closed. Please refer to our guidelines.

Crime Wave 2 – Women of a Certain Age

Old woman or little girl, woman in a dirigible or woman on her death bed, woman in history or the girl next door—we know them because their experiences are ours. Well, maybe not all their experiences…

This second anthology from members of the Canada West Chapter of Sisters in Crime finds women and girls at perilous points in their lives. From real estate agents to house cleaners, school girls to exterminators, you will find a delicious array of women, some with outrage in their hearts—and some with murder—but all of them committing or solving crimes in new and imaginative ways.

The sixteen short stories in Crime Wave: Women of a Certain Age range from light-hearted to heart-breaking, and from romantic to treacherous. All of them deal with courageous women of a certain age.

Crime Wave 1

Our first anthology, Canada West Crime Wave, was published November 2, 2020. It contains eight amazing stories. Two of the authors gained nominations for a Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence–Winona Kent for her novella Salty Dog Blues, and Marcelle Dubé for her short story Cold Wave, which ultimately won the Award of Excellence for Best Short Story!

The stories in Crime Wave 1 touch on Canada West locations (B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and NWT) and  involve a crime wave (any way the author interprets it.) Is it an escalating number of crimes? Is it crime that somehow involves the water? We left that open to our authors’ interpretation, but the stories involve a crime of some sort, even if the ‘crime’ is no longer a crime in the modern age.