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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

  • MAY LUNCHEON AT THE TAM O’SHANTER

    Sunday May 19, 2019, At 12pm to 2:30pm INSIDE THE ATF: The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives We may be familiar with the work of local police departments and even the FBI. But few know the daily doings of the ATF—the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—a law enforcement agency in […] Find out more »

  • California Crime Writers Conference

    The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference will take place on June 8-9, 2019, with a special pre-conference event on June 7, 2019, at the Doubletree Hilton in Culver City. The 2019 California Crime Writers Conference, co-sponsored by Mystery Writers of America SoCal Chapter and Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles, is gearing up to be an exciting weekend. […] 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.

Looking for more information on becoming a member of the MWA? Visit our join page »

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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