2015 Edgar Symposium

Register now for the 2015 Edgar Symposium – 4 amazing panels, featuring many of this year’s Edgar nominees.  The day will end with one-on-one interviews with this year’s Grand Masters – Lois Duncan and James Ellroy. It will be held on Tuesday, April 28th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  Tickets – $90 for members; $125Continue Reading

MWA Announces 2015 Edgar Award Nominations

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 206th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at ourContinue Reading

MWA University – 2.0 – Boston

We are live!  MWA University 2.0 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 14, 2015:  http://mysterywriters.org/mwauboston/

Sneak Peak…

at MWA’s forthcoming cookbook:  http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/sneak-peek-mystery-writers-america-cookbook

MWA Announces 2015 Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen Awards

It is with great pleasure that MWA’s National Board of Directors announces the 2015 Grand Master, Raven and Ellery Queen award recipients. Grand Masters are Lois Duncan and James Ellroy Raven Award recipients are Ruth & Jon Jordan (Crimespree Magazine) and Kathryn Kennison (Magna Cum Murder) Ellery Queen Award recipient is Charles Ardai, founder ofContinue Reading

Bloody Murder: Voices from the Margins – Bouchercon 2014

Bloody Murder: Voices from the Margins took place at Bouchercon 2014 on Saturday morning, November 15th. During the hour, the forty eight (mostly) mystery writers present – on the left hand side below – talked about (mostly) mystery authors they love, but you might not have heard of yet. The list includes everyone from debutContinue Reading

From the MWA Board of Directors

Mystery Writers of America is aware that Bouchercon 2014 has on its schedule an event called, “Men of Mystery.” While we support the participants and organizers of this event, MWA feels that hosting this at Bouchercon sends the wrong message to fans, reviewers, and authors that writers can, and should, be divided by gender. WeContinue Reading

New Books by MWA Members – September 2014

Here are the September books by some of our members.  They can all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you: http://www.indiebound.org Books Sandra Balzo, Hit and Run, Severn House Albert Bell, The Eyes of Aurora, Perseverance Press James R. Benn, The Rest is Silence, Soho LeeContinue Reading

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

In loving memory of Dorothy Salisbury Davis – April 26, 1916 – August 3, 2014. President of MWA in 1956; named Grand Master in 1985 and a 6-time Edgar Nominee.

New Books by MWA Members – August 2014

It is the dog days of summer – looking for something new to read?  Here are the August books by some of our members.  They can all be found at your local Independent Bookstore.  Visit this link to find a store near you: http://www.indiebound.org Books Kelley Armstrong, Visions, Random House Linwood Barclay, No Safe House,Continue Reading