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“The cats steal the show…”

Talk about an embarrassment of riches! Yesterday, the Bristol Public Library book blog also weighed in on To Conjure a Killer. I encourage you to visit the original blog site (here:...

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Conjure is “a treat”!

Librarian Lesa Holstine's Lesa's Book Critiques is a must-read for mystery fans, and I'm thrilled that she has weighed in on To Conjure a Killer, calling it "a treat for cat and cozy mystery lovers." Here's the full review, but please click through to her wonderful...

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The best gift!

As a very lovely solstice gift, Harvard Book Store (my favorite local indie) just sent me the link to the event a truly wonderful and generous group of local authors did of my new "To Conjure a Killer" on Nov. 15. (I was recovering from surgery so couldn't do it). If...

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Conjure is “irresistible”!

That's the verdict of Purrs of Wisdom, Ingrid King's superlative all-things-cat blog! Here's her glowing review in full: To Conjure a Killer is the fourth book in Clea Simon’s charming Witch Cats of Cambridge series, and like the other books in the series, the...

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Tonight! Harvard Book Store Zoom event

HOW GENEROUS IS THIS? I can't do my own event for the launch of "To Conjure a Killer," but an extremely talented bunch of my fellow/sister authors are doing one for me! (Thank you so much to Sisters in Crime New England's Kate Flora for organizing!) Won't you join us...

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Happy CONJURE day!

Today's the publication day of my new Witch Cats of Cambridge cozy cat mystery, To Conjure a Killer! When Becca chases a stray kitten into an alley and stumbles over a body, you know things will get tense... especially when she brings that stray kitten into the...

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CONJURE in the house!

They're here! TO CONJURE A KILLER, the fourth witch cats of Cambridge cozy cat mystery, officially comes out next week – Nov. 14 – but you can pre-order yours here or here!

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Thank you, Booklist!

The first review for my upcoming (Nov. 15) TO CONJURE A KILLER is from Booklist, which gives a fun synopsis of the book before concluding: "Becca is a likable sleuth, though her successes are due to her feline companions. Readers who live with cats may find the cats’...

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What about the cat cozies?

WHAT'S UP WITH THE CAT COZIES? While I'm so proud to have announced that Severn will be publishing my psychological suspense THE BLUE BUTTERFLY and the rookie reporter-turned-amateur sleuth BAD BOY BEAT (which we're hoping will launch a new series), you might be...

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Announcing BAD BOY BEAT and THE BLUE BUTTERFLY

I'm so excited about this and it's finally real! This week, I e-signed the contract – and my new publisher did too. And so it is official: Both my THE BLUE BUTTERFLY and THE BAD BOY BEAT will be published by Severn House, which is now the genre imprint of UK giant...

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