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

Recent Blog Posts

When things go wrong*

This week, a friend – a fellow author – wrote to me, complaining that a lot of press for his new book might not arrive till after the holidays. I did what I could, helping him set up a reading and recommending some media outlets that might publicize the event. This is...

read more


I met Cathy Ace in Bristol, England, when we were both attending Crimefest, a wonderful annual convention. Over a boozy dinner on a house boat (fun!), I found myself bonded with this Welsh-turned-Canadian author, and now I seek out her company – and her books! I bet...

read more

Favorite books of 2018

Over at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore blog, librarian/book blogger Lesa Holstine is asking authors to name three of our favorite books for the year. Only three? That was hard, but I tried to make my list varied, with a philosophical mystery by a longtime fave, a...

read more
Subscribe to Clea's Occasional Newsletter

Subscribe to Clea's Occasional Newsletter

Join Clea's mailing list to receive the latest news and updates!

You have Successfully Subscribed!