New England Crime Bake!

Crime bake, here I come! Yes, this wonderful conference started yesterday, but I'm so behind in my work that I didn't get there for the pizza party, or the desserts, or the movie... SIGH. But I am looking forward to a full day today. I'll be starting with my panel....

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Before I was a writer…

Writers talk about finding their “voice” – their personal style – as if it’s a positive thing. But, sometimes, that means discovering that you are completely tone deaf. I’ve always loved music, maybe as much as I love writing. And long before I became an author, I was...

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Mysterious Bookshop tonight!

As you read this, I'm on my way to NYC! I'll be reading and chatting at the renowned Mysterious Bookshop tonight at 6:30 (58 Warren St.) - the world's oldest and greatest mystery fiction specialty store. Hoping to see some old friends and family – and maybe some new...

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Musetta in the bardo

We didn’t plan on traveling so much. Some things simply work out. As our Musetta was declining, I re-read the passage I’d written about the last days of Cyrus, our previous feline companion. After his death, I wrote, we had traveled fairly extensively. Our house...

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“World Enough” in the Boston Globe

NEW ENGLAND LITERARY NEWS | NINA MACLAUGHLIN  A Boston story that rocks  Clea Simon’s new noir, “World Enough,’’ is steeped in the 1980s Boston rock scene, with its sticky-floored clubs, radio stations dusted in coke, stars and hangers-on, seedy barbacks, and all the...

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I wanted to go but…

I'm hoping to see you on Wednesday (Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m.) at Mysterious Bookshop in New York City (58 Warren St., in Tribeca). But if you can't make it and still want a signed, personalized book, you can get one. Please just call the store and tell them you want me to...

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Mutt Cafe on “World Enough”

 "Far above and far apart from the vast quantities of formulaic fare....I cannot praise the novel enough." Thank you, Mutt Cafe! World Enough October 27, 2017   World EnoughA Boston-based noir mysteryby Clea SimonSevern HouseMystery & ThrillersPub Date 01 Nov...

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That was fun!

Thanks to everyone who made my launch at Harvard Book Store a standing-room only event! (There was enough cake, I'm happy to say.) If you missed it, call or drop by for one of the copies I signed before heading to the party – or come to the Mysterious Bookshop on...

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Launch party tonight!

FINALLY! We're celebrating the release of World Enough at Harvard Book Store tonight with a reading, chat, and more (Harvard Book Store is right in Harvard Square, at 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge). Won't you join us? If you can't be there physically, you can still get a...

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