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

“Irresistible.”

– 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

 

Welcome

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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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

An Incantation of Cats

Recent Blog Posts

Five Questions with Gerald Coleman

Sitting on a panel next to Gerald Coleman is kind of like sitting next to royalty. The man makes worlds, people! Entire universes! The occasion was the recent Boskone conference, where we were literally talking about world-making, and how we do it. Since I came to...

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Mystery Scene loves “Incantation”!

"Otherworldly fun," says this review in Mystery Scene magazine. " I couldn’t figure out which group provided the most fun: the clueless humans or the ever-so-sly cats." Read the full review here (or below): Clea Simon’s An Incantation of Cats: A Witch Cats of...

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Five Questions with Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson's imagination spans worlds – literally, in that this mistress of mystery writes everything from "Medieval Noir" to paranormal werewolves. Of course, in Jeri's worlds, these wild imaginings make sense, whether she's got series hero Crispin Guest on the...

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