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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

  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    This year MWA SoCal will once again be hosting a booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest festival of its kind in the country. As always, all members of MWA, regardless of their chapter affiliation, are invited to join us at our booth on Saturday and Sunday, April 21–22, to sign and sell books, meet […] Find out more »

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

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