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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

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

    DA vs. DA: Prosecutors Share Their Trial Tactics What are the tactics that a hard-nosed District Attorney uses to nail the defendant? What are the do’s and don’ts at a trial? What does TV get wrong? Two prosecutors from Orange County discuss the ins and outs of trials, sharing fascinating details from their own experiences. […] Find out more »

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

    Join us for the first MWA SoCal luncheon of 2018! Program details to come. RSVPs will open in late January. We hope to see you there! 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

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