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