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