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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

  • One Killer Holiday Party — The Sequel!

    In the spirit of the season, MWA SoCal and Sisters in Crime/LA are joining forces to throw a killer holiday bash in celebration of an amazing year for the Southern California mystery-writing community. Members and plus-ones only. South Pasadena Library Community Room 1115 South El Centro Street South Pasadena, CA  91030 Featuring: TWELVE-WORD HOLIDAY MYSTERY […] 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.

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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