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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

  • MAY LUNCHEON AT THE TAM O’SHANTER

    Sunday May 19, 2019, At 12pm to 2:30pm INSIDE THE ATF: The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives We may be familiar with the work of local police departments and even the FBI. But few know the daily doings of the ATF—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—a law enforcement agency in […] Find out more »

  • California Crime Writers Conference

    The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference will take place on June 8-9, 2019, with a special pre-conference event on June 7, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Culver City. The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, is gearing up to be an exciting weekend. […] 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.

Looking for more information on becoming a member of the MWA? Visit our join page »

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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