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