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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

  • Save the Date for the SoCal MWA Gumbo Party!

    The annual MWA SoCal Gumbo Party, graciously hosted once again by Master Chef Bill Fitzhugh and his wife Kendall, will be held  Saturday, October 27. Join us in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) for great food, great company, and Craig Westerson’s famous home-brewed ale. This is a truly unique event—arguably our most popular of the year!—and it’s absolutely free for […] Find out more »

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

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