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.
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 →
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 itMore 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"
*World Enough has been named a "must read" by the Massachusetts Book Awards/Massachusetts Center for the Book!*More info →
Stages of Grey
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.More info →
Cross My Path
"Readers who enjoy the prickly pleasure of stepping into a strange alternate universe will welcome Simon's hypnotic Blackie and Care mystery."More info →
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...More info →
Fear on Four Paws
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...More info →