Welcome to my site! I’m Clea Simon, author of the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz, and Pru Marlowe mysteries and also a handful of nonfiction books. Please browse around, click on the covers below or the categories at your left, for excerpts, reviews, and more, and make yourself at home. I'll also be posting readings and signings as they are scheduled, and I'd love to hear your feedback.Email me!
Pru Marlowe isn’t your ordinary animal psychic...
The dead don’t keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn’t expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies—and each other. This may be one time when Pru can’t solve the mystery or save the kitten she wants to believe is innocent. A single witness knows the truth about that bright spring morning. How far can Pru investigate without risking her own hidden tale?
Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder in Stages of Grey. "Dulcie is an endearingly fragile but determined protagonist," says Publishers Weekly, while the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library adds, "there's a sense of fun in the book."
Look for Panthers Play for Keeps and Stages of Grey in bookstores near you!