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