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.

As featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NPR

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

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