Happy book birthday to A Spell of Murder! The first in my new “Witch Cats of Cambridge” cozy series from Polis books is out today. That means if you pre-ordered it (thank you!) it will ship (or appear on your e-reader) today. If you want a signed copy, please contact Harvard Book Store or Porter Square Books, which have signed copies on hand.(I’ll also be celebrating Clara and her sisters belatedly at Porter Square Books with a party on Jan. 3.)

What are people saying about A Spell of Murder? You can read full reviews here, but for a sampling:

“Delightful … You don’t have to be a cat lover to appreciate this paranormal cozy’s witty observations, entertaining dialogue, and astute characterizations. ”

“Simon’s witty way of sketching in characters and tight way with a plot serve her well, as she dishes up a charming story that’s never too scary but does have some actual menace to it.”
“A delightfully charming debut series” – Dru’s Book Musings

“Cats and magic – two of my favorite things! A Spell of Murder is a charming series debut.”