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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

  • SIGNING OPPORTUNITY at the SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL OF BOOKS!

    The San Diego Festival of Books will be held Aug. 25, from 10 am to 5 pm, at Venues Liberty Station (more information about the event here ). Last year’s inaugural festival was a great success, with more than 10,000 attending. This year’s should be even larger. Liberty Station is a beautiful venue, with plentiful eateries […] Find out more »

  • T. Jefferson Parker in conversation with Glen Erik Hamilton

    A SoCal MWA JOINT MEETING WITH SISTERS IN CRIME ORANGE COUNTY 1:00 Enjoy lunch with fellow mystery readers & writers 2:00 T. Jefferson Parker interview, Q&A, and book signing T. Jefferson Parker won the Edgar award three times—for the novels Silent Joe and California Girl, as well as for a short story. He is the […] 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

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