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

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Have you met Clara?

Being the youngest of three can be difficult, especially when your older sisters believe they have more magical powers than you do. Poor Clara – luckily she has her own blog today at Killer Characters. Sisters can be so mean! “Clara the clown,” my two siblings call...

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Five Questions with Deb Grabien

Was it the music? The mysteries? The rescue cats? I no longer recall how I first got to know Deb Grabien. Even before her rock Kincaid novels, Deb was incorporating music into her books, with the Haunted Ballad series, which focused on the crimes and ghosts of British...

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Down to the River

"Take me to the river..." How evocative is that line? Whether you're seeking to be cleansed or to discard the evidence of your dirty deeds, down by the river as where you go. It's where we all go. "I love that dirty water, oh, Boston, you're my home." Rivers are also...

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