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