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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

  • Holiday Party (presented with Sisters in Crime Los Angeles)

    MWA SoCal and SinC/LA invite you to join us for the best party of the year! RSVP today! (And don’t forget to sign up to bring potluck sides and desserts!) Location South Pasadena Library Community Room* 1115 El Centro Street South Pasadena, CA 91030 (map) Twelve-Word Holiday Mystery Contest For a chance to win a $50 […] 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

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