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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

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter (Los Angeles, CA)

    DA vs. DA: Prosecutors Share Their Trial Tactics What are the tactics that a hard-nosed District Attorney uses to nail the defendant? What are the do’s and don’ts at a trial? What does TV get wrong? Two prosecutors from Orange County discuss the ins and outs of trials, sharing fascinating details from their own experiences. […] Find out more »

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter (Los Angeles, CA)

    Join us for the first MWA SoCal luncheon of 2018! Program details to come. RSVPs will open in late January. We hope to see you there! 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 Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Frank   Grady
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Ronald Tierney
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet