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


Fear on Four Paws

There’s trouble brewing in the woods of Beauville, and the only witness isn’t talking.


Cross My Path

The reappearance of an old enemy from the past spells trouble



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

Recent Blog Posts

Writing about music, writing about the world…

Wynton Marsalis seeks respect. When the Celebrity Series brought his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to Symphony Hall on Sunday to perform the music of Duke Ellington, the program was in keeping with Marsalis’s overall mission to establish (enshrine?) jazz as...

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Thank you, Booklist!

"Series fans [as well as "readers who love bossy cats, don't mind ferrets, and can accept an animal psychic as a protagonist"] will lap it up." So says Booklist on my upcoming (July 1) Fear on Four Paws. Thank...

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Not all cozies are cat mysteries…

And not all cat mysteries are cozies! As I ready to launch two of my own kitties of a different color (the snarky Fear on Four Paws and the positively dystopian Cross My Path), I blogged about animal cozies of all species for Booklist...

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