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


Fear on Four Paws

There’s trouble brewing in the woods of Beauville, and the only witness isn’t talking.


Cross My Path

The reappearance of an old enemy from the past spells trouble



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

Cross My Path

A mysterious stranger, a hint of the past, and a search for a missing friend: these are the elements of suspense in Cross My Path, the toughest case yet for Care and Blackie, the feral cat who loves her.  The third Blackie and Care mystery isn't out in the States...

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Introducing Thisbe

January was horrid this year. Much of the East Coast was caught in a polar freeze, with temperatures far below normal. Luckily, an astute animal lover in West Virginia was on the alert. During the icy snap, she rescued one pregnant mama cat and two litters of new...

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It’s kitten season!

This month marks the start of kitten season, when intact cats in the Northern Hemisphere tend to have the first of their year's litters. That also means our shelters and rescue groups go into overdrive. What can you do to help? Spay or neuter your kitty, of course,...

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