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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

  • California Crime Writers Conference

    The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference will take place on June 8-9, 2019, with a special pre-conference event on June 7, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Culver City. The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, is gearing up to be an exciting weekend. […] 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

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