“The Inside Job,” a short story

Hi folks! This story was published in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories, an anthology just packed with goodies! I recommend picking up a copy (your local library might have it). But I'm reprinting my own contributions, "The Inside Job," below: The Inside...

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Hardcover A CAT ON THE CASE!

They're here! The hardcover edition of A CAT ON THE CASE just showed up at my house, which means that it should be in stores and online soon. What's a couple of weeks to a cat, anyway? Isn't this the perfect Valentine? And doesn't Thisbe look cozy with it? Sometimes a...

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Announcing HOLD ME DOWN

My next psychological suspense is now available for pre-order! HOLD ME DOWN will be published by Polis Books on Oct. 5. Here's the description: A riveting work of dark suspense from acclaimed author Clea Simon Gal, a middle-aged musician, is back in Boston to play a...

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Welcoming Eileen Watkins – more cat cozies!

Back in the days when we could mingle freely, Eileen Watkins and I often crossed paths. Her cat cozies are great fun and (like mine) draw on real cats for inspiration. So when I heard she had a new book out, CLAW & DISORDER,I knew I wanted to share the news....

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A Sisters in Crime Q&A

Sisters in Crime is a wonderful and welcoming organization for writers of all genders, published or not-yet. Among its many functions, this international organization introduces us to each other. Here's a brief interview I did with my local chapter, Sisters in Crime...

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Thank you, WICKEDS! (And a giveaway)

How lovely to guest blog over at WICKED AUTHORS today. The Wickeds are a wonderful sisterhood of cozy writers, Liz Mugavero (Cate Conte), Sherry Harris, Jessie Crockett, J.A. Hennrikus (Julia Henry/Julianne Holmes), Edith Maxwell (Maddie Day), and Barbara Ross, who...

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Bristol Library raves about A CAT ON THE CASE

"Put a little magic back int o your life with the Witch Cats of Cambridge," says the Bookblog of the Bristol Library. What a wonderful sentiment – I am overjoyed! Read the review here or below. Friday, January 15, 2021 A Cat on the Case by Clea Simon Reviewed by...

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Kingdom Books loves A CAT ON THE CASE

"Boston-area author Clea Simon has always excelled at world building..." so begins this wonderful review of A CAT ON THE CASE in Kingdom Books. "...Yes, this is a feline-filled cozy, but it's also an intricate work of speculative fiction. Shelve with Boston mysteries,...

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Happy book birthday to “A CAT ON THE CASE”!

Today's the day! A Cat on the Case, the third "Witch Cats of Cambridge" cozy, is out today*! It's been such a weird and trying time, and I know I'm not the only writer who had trouble concentrating over the last ten months. But the days are getting longer, the sun is...

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“Another winner for cat cozy fans”

Wow, thank you! WIth all my attention focused on the inauguration, I almost missed this rave review for A Cat On the Case from Mollie Hunt, over at Crazy Cat Lady Mysteries. I'm thrilled to post it now! Review: A CAT ON THE CASE, A Witch Cats of Cambridge...

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