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