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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 Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Mary Stenvall
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric Beetner
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Michelle Gagnon
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Edward Wright
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary C. King
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Joel Fox
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas  Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member James W Ziskin
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh  James
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Diane Vallere
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Deborah J  Ledford
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips