Hold Me Down
Now a Mass. Book Award “Must Read”!
“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
A Cat on the Case
“Fans of feline cozies will be charmed.”
“Yes, this is a feline-filled cozy, but it’s also an intricate work of speculative fiction.”
An Incantation of Cats
“Simon expertly casts suspicion on one member of her tiny human cast after another … for readers who want all cats, all the time.”
“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
A Spell of Murder
“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
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
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
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
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
Hold Me Down a Mass. Book “Must Read”!
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