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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

  • Tucson Festival of Books

    University of Arizona Campus • March 14-15, 2020 9:30am to 5:30pm As in years past, MWA Southern California is delighted to be hosting a booth at the Tucson Festival of Books. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, and all MWA members, regardless of chapter affiliation, are invited […] Find out more »

  • SoCal MWA/SinC-LA Present the Third Killer Holiday Party! – December 8th

    Click here to RSVP for yourself and your Plus One with this form.  Click here to sign up to bring your fave starter, beverage, or dessert! Find out more »

  • Luncheon at the Tam O’Shanter: Nov. 10th

    Join us for… AUDIOBOOK PRODUCTION BY THE PROS Audiobooks have become an increasingly popular format in the past few years, with readers clamoring to get more from their favorite authors. What goes into arranging for audiobook publication? How are narrators chosen and how are the books produced? A special panel of narrators, producers, and directors […] Find out more »

  • Police Interrogation Techniques: Oct. 26th

    Join SoCal Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime Los Angeles for an exciting special event presented by the LAPD’s leading instructor on interview and interrogation techniques. Learn what authors get right, get wrong, and how to elevate your work no matter what your genre. Detective Ninette Toosbuy retired from the LAPD with more […] 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

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