“This devastatingly powerful mystery hits you like a punch to the heart.”
— Caroline Leavitt, New York Times-bestselling author
“A darkly suspenseful dive into friendship, fame, murder, and the thrilling power of rock music. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series
“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, New York Times-bestselling author
I’m Clea Simon, author of
- psychological suspense novel Hold Me Down
- rock ‘n’ roll noir World Enough
- Theda Krakow mysteries
- Dulcie Schwartz mysteries
- Pru Marlowe mysteries
- Witch Cats of Cambridge mysteries
- Blackie & Care mysteries
- A handful of nonfiction books
Provocative, moving, and suspenseful
Gripping and intense…darkly suspenseful
Pitch-perfectly dark psychological suspense
Cracking plot in a rich setting… perfection
Powerfully written and compulsively readable
Powerful…hits you like a punch in the heart
A justice-gets-done story that you can’t put down.
Raw and compelling suspense novel
Recent Blog POsts
WHAT'S UP WITH THE CAT COZIES? While I'm so proud to have announced that Severn will be publishing my psychological suspense THE BLUE BUTTERFLY and the rookie reporter-turned-amateur sleuth BAD BOY BEAT (which we're hoping will launch a new series), you might be...
From the Sunday Boston Globe. This is maybe a quarter of our conversation. She's a genius! AUTHOR PROFILE Jill Lepore has seen the inside of time By Clea Simon Jill Lepore, professor at Harvard University and author of "The Deadline," a new collection of...
I'm so excited about this and it's finally real! This week, I e-signed the contract – and my new publisher did too. And so it is official: Both my THE BLUE BUTTERFLY and THE BAD BOY BEAT will be published by Severn House, which is now the genre imprint of UK giant...