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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

  • SoCal MWA Gumbo Party!

    The annual MWA SoCal Gumbo Party, graciously hosted once again by Master Chef Bill Fitzhugh and his wife Kendall, will be held  Saturday, October 27. Join us in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles) for great food, great company, and Craig Westerson’s famous home-brewed ale. This is a truly unique event—arguably our most popular of the year!—and it’s absolutely free for […] Find out more »

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

    Cold Case Investigation! The Colder the Case, the Hotter the Story. In 1986, newlywed Sherri Rasmussen was murdered in her home. The Los Angeles Police Department presumed two scenarios: 1) her husband did it, or 2) intruders did it. Husbands are often the perpetrators of spousal murders. Yet, there had been an uptick of residential […] 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 Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry