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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

  • 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. 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 HERE Find out more »

  • Book Swap & Tacos

    Please RSVP for a Book Swap & Tacos on Sunday, July 31, from 12–5 p.m. This will be an outdoor event at SoCalMWA board member Nancy Cole Silverman’s home in Studio City.The menu includes tacos, quesadillas, burritos, beans, salsa, and guacamole, all for a pro-rated price of $5. RSVP at info@socalmwa.com for the address and […] 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.

Looking for more information on becoming a member of the MWA? Visit our join page »

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Books by SoCalMWA Members

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