Remember Hold Me Down? Named a “must read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, this dark rock ‘n’ roll novel of suspense was briefly orphaned when publisher Polis Books went out of business. But now Bloodhound Books has picked it up and will re-publish it in e-book and trade paperback on Sept. 9! I’ll share the new cover as soon as I have it! 

A little farther down the road, The Blue Butterfly is on the calendar too! This “he said/she said” standalone – a psychological suspense that plays with gender roles and our expectations of romance – will be published by Severn House on March 4, 2025. I’ll share the cover – and more news – as I have it. In the meanwhile, advance readers are going wild:

Darkly inventive and full of grit and suspense, The Blue Butterfly is a deliciously sinister take on ‘he said/she said,’ sexual politics, and what we do for what—or whom—we love. Truly, film noir on the page. – Caroline Leavitt, New York Times-bestselling author of Days of Wonder

Obsession and possession. Authenticity and intimacy. Clea Simon delivers a cautionary and dark tale about love and art, decisions and consequences, and whether you can ever truly know another person. By the last page, you might think that the three most dangerous words in any language might be ‘I love you.’ The Blue Butterfly won’t be pinned down by easy labels, and you won’t be disappointed. ­­– Gabriel Valjan, Agatha, Anthony, and Shamus nominated author of the Shane Cleary series