World Enough

“With a colorful cast of characters, a gift for detail, and intricate plotting, Simon takes her readers deep into the esoteric world of the Boston music scene.”


-Lisa Unger

As Dark As My Fur

“Clea Simon paints a sweeping emotional cityscape that will stay with you long after you put the book down.”


-Ingrid King



I’m Clea Simon, author of the rock ‘n’ roll noir WORLD ENOUGH; the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz, Pru Marlowe, and Blackie & Care mysteries; and also a handful of nonfiction books. Please browse around and make yourself at home. I’d love to see you at one of my events, and I’m always happy to hear your feedback.

As featured in the Wall Street Journal and on NPR

Clea Simon writes with authority and affection about a lost world. Highly recommended.

Catriona McPherson

A twisty, bittersweet trip, with just the right mix of edge and nostalgia.

Joseph Finder

So vividly written and so rich and real, these characters’ collective loss of innocence feels shockingly personal

Caroline Leavitt

This is a haunting carpe noctem novel, and Simon seizes the night with a firm, relentless grip

Anthony DeCurtis

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Where’s my tiara?

It's almost time! I'm packing now for my first ever visit to the Pulpwood Queens Book Club Girlfriend Weekend! That means fun clothes and costumes –  dinner Friday night will be a special hippie-themed event and Saturday is the Great Big Hair Ball – as well as...

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Happy new year!

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The alphabet ends at Y

The wonderful, warm, witty Sue Grafton has passed away. Because she never wanted a ghost writer to continue her works, the alphabet now ends with Y, thanks to her "Y is for Yesterday," out in August. Her daughter Jamie posted the following on Facebook: Hello Dear...

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