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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 »

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