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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 »

We have more than 300 members. Our members directory shows a (work-in-progress) list, with book covers and links to author websites. View member directory »

Upcoming Events

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter (Los Angeles, CA)

    Join us for the first MWA SoCal luncheon of 2018! Program details to come. RSVPs will open in late January. We hope to see you there! Find out more »

  • Tucson Festival of Books

    As in years past, MWA Southern California is delighted to be hosting a booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, March 11th and Sunday, March 12th, and all MWA members, regardless of chapter affiliation, are invited to join us to sign and sell books to the more than 100,000 readers who are expected to […] Find out more »

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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

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