In classic books such as Girl, Interrupted and When Rabbit Howls, the mentally ill depict their own harrowing worlds. In Mad House we have an account of the devastating effects of mental illness on the lives of those who share their world--the healthy siblings of those afflicted.More info →
The Boston club scene may be home to a cast of outsiders and misfits, but it’s where Tara Winton belongs. When an old friend is found dead, Tara senses there’s something not right about his supposedly accidental death.
"A haunting exploration of the dark side of nostalgia..." – Read more in Strand Magazine's "Five Reinventions of the Boston Crime Novel"More info →
When Dulcie Schwartz hears a wolf late one night, on her way to pick up some papers from her office, she tries to dismiss it – but it’s too late for her peace of mind. The noises, the dark building and an unnerving sighting of her adviser – looking strangely unhuman in the moonlight – all combine to thoroughly give her the creeps.More info →
"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
"Cat lovers, even if not fans of the paranormal, will be enchanted," – Booklist
"A sweet fantasy of magical cats helping to find out whodunnit that’s perfect for a few hours of cozy escapism.” – Criminal Element
When two new clients seek Becca’s professional services, the fledgling witch detective is overjoyed. Finally, she can use her skills to help her magical community. But as the young witch finds the new cases intertwining, things grow more complicated. Becca’s three cats – the ones with the real power – can smell something is wrong with these clients. But not even Clara, the calico, knows what to do when a man ends up dead and a powerful and poisonous root appears – and disappears – in the case. To make matters worse, Clara and her littermates are feuding – and she can’t tell them about an unsettling interaction she’s had with one of the client’s sisters. Is it possible that some humans may have the same powers as the magical felines? What does that mean for Clara’s beloved Becca – and for the potent poison that has already taken one person’s life? In this second Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, Clara and her sisters must learn to work together if they are to save the person they all love.More info →
HOLD ME DOWN is a standalone novel of suspense, set in the basement clubs and dark back rooms behind the stage lights of rock and roll stardom. Like 2017's Massachusetts Book Awards "must read" World Enough, HOLD ME DOWN deals with love in all its forms, community, and rock and roll from a strong, if damaged female perspective. Both deeply personal and timely, HOLD ME DOWN also explores issues of sexual abuse and recovery, the subjectivity of memory, and women’s views on family and sexuality.
Coming from Polis Books in fall 2021More info →