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Cover reveal: A CAT ON THE CASE

Presenting A CAT ON THE CASE, the third Witch Cats of Cambridge mystery, to be published in January 2021 by Polis Books. Doesn't she look intent on solving this one? When a panicked stranger shows up at Charm and Cherish, Becca Colwin feels compelled to help. But when...

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And that other book?

Some of you noticed that second book in the announcement... Hold Me Down. Yes, I've written another music-world mystery, or as my publisher calls it, "a standalone novel of suspense." It's dark, it's intense, and, no, there are no cats in it. Still, I'm very proud of...

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More witch cats to come!

It's official! A Cat on the Case, the third Witch Cats of Cambridge cozy mystery, will be published by Polis Books on Jan. 16, 2021, and can be pre-ordered now. When a panicked stranger shows up at Charm and Cherish, Becca Colwin feels compelled to help. But when that...

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“Spell” in paperback

Yes! Just in time for holiday reading (and giving), A Spell of Murder is out in trade paperback. Same adorable cover, but lighter weight – and a bit less expensive too. Want a signed copy? Email me and we'll figure it out!

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In #MeToo era, we don’t need to make nice

As many of my writer friends know, I've been working on a darker-than-my-usual crime novel that deals with, among other things, the aftermath of violence, the funny tricks denial can play on memory, and how a single act can permanently alter the trajectory of a...

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PW loves “Incantation”!

"In Simon’s entertaining sequel to 2018’s A Spell of Murder...  Becca’s cats, each with a distinctive personality, use their individual magical skills in their efforts to solve the case and keep Becca safe. Fans of talking cat cozies will have fun." –...

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‘World Enough’ a MA Book Award ‘must read’

World Enough has been named a "must read" in the Massachusetts Book Awards, presented by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, for books published in 2017, joining such others notables as Alice Hoffman's The Rules of Magic and Claire Messud's The Burning Girl. Top...

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Becca and Clara are back!

Look for wannabe witch detective Becca and her loyal (and magical) calico Clara to return this winter in An Incantation of Cats (Polis). No cover yet, but you can pre-order here. When two new clients seek Becca’s professional services, the fledgling witch detective is...

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He Wrote/She Wrote

I contributed an op-ed to today's Boston Globe about writing gender and the controversy surrounding the new crime fiction imprint, Scarlet: "Most mystery authors have never killed anyone, nor personally solved any crimes. That doesn’t mean we can’t imagine it. In...

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