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

Recent Blog Posts

Limited time offer! Three pet noir/$2.99!

This is huge! Poisoned Pen Press, is offering a fantastic deal. They’ve bundled my first three Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries (featuring the irascible tabby Wallis) into one e-book for only $2.99. Be forewarned - this deal is only going to last this week. I’m excited...

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Boston – when it rocked

Want to hear some of the music memorialized in World Enough? Tonight, local music scribe Brett Milano will spin some tunes before we settle in to talk about music and writing – and specifically writing about music – at Brookline Booksmith. We both go way back, and I'm...

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Thank you, Henry in the Hub

Henry Santoro of WGBH-FM sat down to talk about the '80s punk scene, the music, the clubs, the wild characters we both knew well, and, yes, WORLD ENOUGH. Our chat airs today as the regular "Henry in the Hub" segment during "Morning Edition" at 8:35 a.m. But if you...

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