World Enough

“With a colorful cast of characters, a gift for detail, and intricate plotting, Simon takes her readers deep into the esoteric world of the Boston music scene.”


-Lisa Unger

A Spell of Murder

First in an exciting new cozy mystery series!

“Delightful … You don’t have to be a cat lover to appreciate this paranormal cozy’s witty observations, entertaining dialogue, and astute characterizations.”                   – Publishers Weekly

Out now!

Cross My Path

“Epic in scope.”

– Bristol Public Library

“Not only reflects a thorough understanding of feline behavior, but also a connection to the feline essence.”

– The Conscious Cat

Fear on Four Paws


– Publishers Weekly


As Dark As My Fur

“Clea Simon paints a sweeping emotional cityscape that will stay with you long after you put the book down.”


-Ingrid King



I’m Clea Simon, author of the rock ‘n’ roll noir WORLD ENOUGH; the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz, Pru Marlowe, Witch Cats of Cambridge, and Blackie & Care mysteries; and also a handful of nonfiction books. Please browse around and make yourself at home. I’d love to see you at one of my events, and I’m always happy to hear your feedback.

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Clea Simon writes with authority and affection about a lost world. Highly recommended.

Catriona McPherson

A twisty, bittersweet trip, with just the right mix of edge and nostalgia.

Joseph Finder

So vividly written and so rich and real, these characters’ collective loss of innocence feels shockingly personal

Caroline Leavitt

This is a haunting carpe noctem novel, and Simon seizes the night with a firm, relentless grip

Anthony DeCurtis

Recent Blog Posts

Do you know about the Agatha Awards?

Each year, many of who write "cozy" or traditional mysteries gather at the Malice Domestic conference, for talk, tea, and mystery. We also award the Agatha Awards – for Dame Agatha Christie – a skull-and-bones decorated teapot for best contemporary, best historical,...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Steph Post

The South and Southern Gothic fiction have long fascinated me, and as my own readers will know, I have more than a passing fancy for magic. Therefore, when I first started to hear about Steph Post's Miraculum, I was intrigued. We share a publisher, Polis Books, so I...

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Am I cozy?

As part of my Silver Dagger book blog tour, I've written a few guest posts. This one ran at "All the Ups and Downs."  Am I cozy?  by Clea SimonReaders sometimes ask me: Are my books cozy? And the honest answer is, I’m not sure. Yes, I can promise you that in...

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