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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

  • LA Times Festival of Books Postponed

    The LA Times Festival of Books has been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The 25th Festival of Books, originally scheduled for April, will now take place the weekend of Oct. 3-4 on the USC campus.  Here is a link to the LA Times for more information: LA Times FTOB Postponed Find out more »

  • Cancellation of the Tucson Festival of Books

    Sadly, this year’s Tucson Festival of Books has been cancelled. Here is the official press release. Festival Staff / March 9, 2020 It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of the Tucson Festival of Books has chosen to cancel the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books. We know the Festival of Books brings […] 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 Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Dennis Palumbo
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Phil Swann
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member A.E. Wasserman
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member August Norman
  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan