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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

  • LA Times Festival of Books Postponed

    The LA Times Festival of Books has been postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The 25th Festival of Books, originally scheduled for April, will now take place the weekend of Oct. 3-4 on the USC campus.  Here is a link to the LA Times for more information: LA Times FTOB Postponed Find out more »

  • Cancellation of the Tucson Festival of Books

    Sadly, this year’s Tucson Festival of Books has been cancelled. Here is the official press release. Festival Staff / March 9, 2020 It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of the Tucson Festival of Books has chosen to cancel the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books. We know the Festival of Books brings […] 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 Laurie Stevens
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie Cardone
  • SoCalMWA Member Ron Cutler
  • SoCalMWA Member Tony Piazza
  • SoCalMWA Member Alan Cook
  • SoCalMWA Member Eric J. Guignard
  • SoCalMWA Member Bill Fitzhugh
  • SoCalMWA Member Donald Moore
  • SoCalMWA Member Steve Hodel
  • SoCalMWA Member Barbara  DeMarco-Barrett
  • SoCalMWA Member Linda L. Guyan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Wiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Robert Crane
  • SoCalMWA Member Tyler Dilts
  • SoCalMWA Member Sherri Leigh James
  • SoCalMWA Member Maxine Nunes
  • SoCalMWA Member Ellen Byron
  • SoCalMWA Member Martin Roy Hill
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie di Marco
  • SoCalMWA Member Terri Nolan
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancie Clare
  • SoCalMWA Member S.K. Rizzolo
  • SoCalMWA Member James Thane
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Phillips
  • SoCalMWA Member Chris DeRose
  • SoCalMWA Member Connie Archer
  • SoCalMWA Member Michael Thomas Barry
  • SoCalMWA Member Duane Swierczynski
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  • SoCalMWA Member Tori Eldrige
  • SoCalMWA Member Corey Lynn Fayman
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Moss
  • SoCalMWA Member James Scott Bell
  • SoCalMWA Member Anne Louise Bannon
  • SoCalMWA Member Jay Kinney
  • SoCalMWA Member Will Zeilinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Phil Swann
  • SoCalMWA Member Elizabeth Little
  • SoCalMWA Member Sue Ann Jaffarian
  • SoCalMWA Member Gary Inbinder
  • SoCalMWA Member Lee Goldberg
  • SoCalMWA Member Holly West
  • SoCalMWA Member A.E. Wasserman
  • SoCalMWA Member Stephen Buehler
  • SoCalMWA Member Jeri Westerson
  • SoCalMWA Member Jennifer Berg
  • SoCalMWA Member D.P. Lyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Kristen Kittscher
  • SoCalMWA Member Leslie S. Klinger
  • SoCalMWA Member Glen Erik Hamilton
  • SoCalMWA Member Dick Lochte
  • SoCalMWA Member Neil Russell
  • SoCalMWA Member Janet Elizabeth Lynn
  • SoCalMWA Member Christina Hoag
  • SoCalMWA Member Nancy Raven Smith
  • SoCalMWA Member Travis Richardson
  • SoCalMWA Member Haris Orkin
  • SoCalMWA Member Christine E. Blum
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul D. Marks
  • SoCalMWA Member Suzanne Gates
  • SoCalMWA Member Rachel Howzell Hall
  • SoCalMWA Member Craig Faustus Buck
  • SoCalMWA Member Thomas B. Sawyer
  • SoCalMWA Member Danny Gardner
  • SoCalMWA Member Patricia Smiley
  • SoCalMWA Member Sybil Johnson
  • SoCalMWA Member Vanessa A. Ryan
  • SoCalMWA Member Barry Lancet
  • SoCalMWA Member Jonathan Maberry
  • SoCalMWA Member Dennis Palumbo
  • SoCalMWA Member Kathryn Lilley
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Muir (Broden)
  • SoCalMWA Member Amnon Kabatchnik
  • SoCalMWA Member William Burton McCormick
  • SoCalMWA Member Andrew Kaplan
  • SoCalMWA Member Bonnie MacBird
  • SoCalMWA Member Sheila Lowe
  • SoCalMWA Member Sarah M.  Chen
  • SoCalMWA Member Kim Fay
  • SoCalMWA Member Shannon Baker
  • SoCalMWA Member John Shepphird
  • SoCalMWA Member Gwendolyn Womack
  • SoCalMWA Member Matt Coyle
  • SoCalMWA Member Tammy Kaehler
  • SoCalMWA Member August Norman
  • SoCalMWA Member Paul Levine
  • SoCalMWA Member Gayle Bartos-Pool