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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

  • May Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter

    Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join us for an exciting event with… Sherlock historian Leslie S. Klinger The Origins of Sherlock Holmes, presented by Leslie S. Klinger, editor of the Edgar Award-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories. With a mini Sherlock Holmes escape room written and presented by […] 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 Gayle Bartos-Pool
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
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  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Jill Amadio
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member A.E. Wasserman
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
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  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Ivan Obolensky
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Dennis Palumbo
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
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  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member Chris DeRose
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member August Norman
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
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  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Phil Swann