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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/SinC-LA Present the Third Killer Holiday Party! – December 8th

    Click here to RSVP for yourself and your Plus One with this form.  Click here to sign up to bring your fave starter, beverage, or dessert! Find out more »

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter: Nov. 10th

    Join us for… AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION BY THE PROS Audiobooks have become an increasingly popular format in the past few years, with readers clamoring to get more from their favorite authors. What goes into arranging for audiobook publication? How are narrators chosen and how are the books produced? A special panel of narrators, producers, and directors […] Find out more »

  • Police Interrogation Techniques: Oct. 26th

    Join SoCal Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime Los Angeles for an exciting special event presented by the LAPD’s leading instructor on interview and interrogation techniques. Learn what authors get right, get wrong, and how to elevate your work no matter what your genre. Detective Ninette Toosbuy retired from the LAPD with more […] 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

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