A Cat on the Case


“Fans of feline cozies will be charmed.” – Publishers Weekly

Yes, this is a feline-filled cozy, but it’s also an intricate work of speculative fiction…” – Kingdom Books

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.”


-Kirkus Reviews

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

“Series fans will lap it up.”

– Booklist

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.

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Newest Books

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

Leslie Budewitz takes a turn…

Maybe you know Leslie Budewitz from her tasty spice shop mysteries or the food lovers' village books. These cozies are full of mouth-watering crime and detection, and I'd be thrilled to have Leslie drop by for those alone. But this spring, Leslie is stepping out in a...

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Hear, hear! “A Cat on the Case” audiobook review

What's better than having a story read to you? Especially by a pro like Hilary Huber? Thanks to Audible and other audiobook services, all my witch cats books are available as downloads and CDs. This week, Sandie Herron reviewed the audiobook of A Cat on the Case over...

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Virtual book tour visit from Judy Copek

Hi everyone! It's been a while! But in the interim, I've finished the first draft of a standalone WIP (more about that sometime later) and I've gotten my first vaccine! Yay! But the world moves on, and that includes new books by friends and colleagues. Today, I'm...

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