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

“Series fans will lap it up.”

– Booklist

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

An Incantation of Cats

Recent Blog Posts

“Extremely satisfying…”

Bookblog of the Bristol Library Reviews by the Reference Department of the Bristol Public Library, Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee. Monday, December 9, 2019 An Incantation of Cats: A Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery by Clea Simon Reviewed by Jeanne Becca Colwin is slowly...

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Five Questions with Judy Copek

You can't be part of the New England crime fiction community and not know Judy Copek and her husband Hans. One of the co-founders of our annual CrimeBake conference, Judy is an organizer, reader, and supporter of us all, and her own novels showcase both her world...

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Looking ahead to Boskone!

Do you know about Boskone? I went for the first time last year and just loved this friendly, engaging fan- and reader-centered con. I love my crime fiction world, but as someone with at least a toe in fantasy/speculative fiction (witch cats, anyone?), I am thrilled to...

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