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The Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America (SoCalMWA) supports and promotes the careers of published and aspiring mystery and thriller authors in California and Nevada below the 36th parallel, as well as all of Arizona and Hawaii. Learn more about us »

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About the Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

Edgar Allan Poe IconThe MWA was established in 1945 by a dozen or so like-minded mystery writers for the purpose of promoting and protecting the interests and welfare of mystery writers and to increase the esteem and literary recognition given to the genre.

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Frank   Grady
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Ronald Tierney
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith