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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 »

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