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

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, 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

Recent Blog Posts

CWA award time!

Just found out that my As Dark As My Fur has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the 2018 CWA communications contest. That means this mystery, the second in my Blackie & Care series, is eligible for a Muse Medallion. (I'm already the proud owner of a few of...

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Catch up with Blackie and Care

In advance of the release of Cross My Path, Severn House is offering a two-for-one omnibus e-book version of the first two Blackie and Care black cat mysteries at a special discounted price. Hurry, though, this special will not...

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Comedians are people – and daughters – too

Imagine my surprise when, while watching Emmy Blotnick's standup on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," I heard one of my own books mentioned – twice! Blotnick, who is also the head writer on "The President Show," was riffing on her sad life and she mentioned her...

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