Clea Simon

Clea Simon worked as a journalist and non-fiction author before turning to crime (fiction). Best known for her series of cozy mysteries starring cat-lover Theda Krakow, Clea Simon grew up in New York, before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend Harvard. She fell in love with the city and lives there still with her husband and their cat, Musetta.

Dogs Don’t Lie

Dogs Don’t Lie

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Series: Pru Marlowe, Book 1
Genre: Pet Noir Mystery

Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic.

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Mad House

Mad House

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Series: Nonfiction
Genre: Nonfiction

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.

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Code Grey

Code Grey

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Series: Dulcie Schwartz, Book 9
Genre: Mystery

Did a down on his luck former student steal a priceless book? Grad student and cat lover Dulcie Schwartz thinks not – and she sets out to prove it

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World Enough

World Enough

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Series: Psychological Suspense
Genre: Mystery

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"

*World Enough has been named a "must read" by the Massachusetts Book Awards/Massachusetts Center for the Book!*

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Stages of Grey

Stages of Grey

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Series: Dulcie Schwartz, Book 8
Genre: Mystery

Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis, the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder.

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Cross My Path

Cross My Path

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Series: Blackie & Care, Book 3
Genre: Mystery
Tags: black cat, cats, mystery

"Readers who enjoy the prickly pleasure of stepping into a strange alternate universe will welcome Simon's hypnotic Blackie and Care mystery."

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Grey Howl

Grey Howl

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Series: Dulcie Schwartz, Book 7
Genre: Mystery

A prestigious literature conference is convening in Cambridge and Dulcie Schwartz is the university liaison for the event, meeting and greeting some of the finest minds in her field. But events do not run according to plan...

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Fear on Four Paws

Fear on Four Paws

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Series: Pru Marlowe, Book 7
Genre: Pet Noir Mystery

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

When she finds a body near a snared bear, Pru has only her strange ability to "hear" what animals are thinking – and her crotchety tabby Wallis – to help her avoid a deadly trap...

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Grey Dawn

Grey Dawn

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Series: Dulcie Schwartz, Book 6
Genre: Mystery

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.

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An Incantation of Cats

An Incantation of Cats

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Series: Witch Cats of Cambridge, Book 2
Genre: Mystery
Tags: Boston, cats, cozy, mystery

"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.

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True Grey

True Grey

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Series: Dulcie Schwartz, Book 5
Genre: Mystery

Things look bleak for cat-loving Dulcie Schwartz when she finds the body of an academic rival she threatened to kill just days before...

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Hold Me Down

Hold Me Down

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 2021

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