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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

  • September Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter

    Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Adam Sikes is the author of the international espionage thriller, Landslide, and is the co-author of the non-fiction book, Open Skies: My Life as Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot. Prior to taking up the pen, Adam spent twenty-five years serving in national security both in the US Marines and […] Find out more »

  • Crime Fiction’s Best

    Join SoCalMWA on August 31 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) for a virtual celebration of some of crime fiction’s current best writers, moderated by Ona Russell. Featuring Rachel Howzell Hall, Alex Segura, Tracy Clark, and Leslie Budewitz. After the readings, you’ll be able to ask the authors questions about their work, careers, or anything else. REGISTER […] 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 Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
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  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Dennis Palumbo
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  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
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  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Phil Swann
  • SoCalMWA Member August Norman
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  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
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  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
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  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member A.E. Wasserman
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
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  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Chris DeRose
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag