FIVE QUESTIONS with Clea Simon

Love cats? Mysteries? A little bit of magic in the mix? That's what tomorrow will bring as I launch my new A Spell of Murder, the first in a brand new "Witch Cats of Cambridge" series. And so I thought I'd take on my own challenge and answer the five questions! How...

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“Murder, magic, and romance abound.” Thank you!

"Murder, magic, and romance abound, but the cats are the stars of this story. Clea has woven a rich tapestry of real and imagined qualities for her feline heroines that cat people will find authentic and humorously familiar...." So says Crazy Cat Ladies mysteries....

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A Spell of Murder is “a delightfully charming series debut”

Mystery Writers of America awarded Dru's Book Musings the coveted Raven award in recognition of service to the genre. And this weekend, the much-loved blog weighed in on A Spell of Murder. I am overjoyed! “It’s Harriet’s fault. It’s always her fault, not that she’ll...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Julia Henry

I'm not sure how I first got to know Julia Henry (aka Julie Hennrikus aka Julianne Holmes). Was it when she was our Sisters in Crime president, advocating for writers and readers? Was it through her "day job" work with Boston theater companies? Was it through her fun,...

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A Spell of Murder is “irresistible”

"This new series mixes mystery with a touch of the paranormal and a little romance, and the combination is irresistible." So  begins this review of my new A SPELL OF MURDER on the Conscious Cat blog. November 30, 2018 Review: A Spell of Murder A Spell of Murder is the...

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Discovering Tortitude

Thisbe is annoyed. And who can blame her? Although this lovely tortie lady joined our household in April, she will not be featured in my new A Spell of Murder, which kicks off my “witch cats of Cambridge” series on Dec. 11. In fact, among the multiple felines at the...

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CyberMonday (treat yourself)

Just discovered a bunch of my mysteries are on sale for $1.99 for the e-books. What a nice treat for CyberMonday!  These include my Into the Grey and Grey Expectations, too. I never know when these sales are going to happen or how long they'll last. But if you're...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Thomas Pluck

I first met Thomas Pluck through a mystery convention – are we seeing a theme here? He was moderating a panel (I think this was Bouchercon, New Orleans) that I was assigned to. I saw what looked like really tough, slash-em-up books, and thought, "I've got nothing in...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Carol Perry

I met Carol Perry when I was asked to moderate a panel at Bouchercon this past year. As a cat lover – and as the author of several series with magical cats – I immediately fell for her concept, and as a New Englander, I was immediately drawn to her Salem,...

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