Sisters in Crime is an organization of readers and writers. Our purpose is to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to the inequalities in the treatment of female authors, and raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the field.
Our guest speaker on Saturday, 14 June 2014, will be Eric Echols, author of The Echols Files: Catoosa County Justice. Echols will discuss how his work as a PI during an infamous Atlanta child molestation case that nearly cost him his career.
In his book, Echols brings to light his factual account of the investigation in the case of Mrs. Craft, who was charged with 22 counts of child molestation. One of the accusers was her daughter. This book will take you through the investigation, the evidence Eric found, and why he was falsely arrested and charged with three felony counts of witness influencing by the district attorney in Catoosa County. Echols faced three to 21 years in prison, although the charges against him were subsequently dropped. Mrs. Craft was acquitted of all charges.
Monthly meetings are held the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Smyrna library and are usually followed by a Dutch treat lunch at a nearby restaurant. Visitors are welcome to attend. For maps of the location, click here. (Maps provided by Google Maps.)