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

Waiting for CROSS MY PATH…

Shh... in super-secret talks to offer a special Blackie & Care deal before the launch of CROSS MY PATH, the third mystery featuring the teen Care and her guardian, the black cat she only knows as Blackie. Watch this space for more news – and here is the corrected...

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Book Tour 101

Phew! Just booked two book trips for the next month – to the Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia and Left Coast Crime in Reno.* And before we all start going on about the glamorous life of a working author, I thought I’d share the rules I follow when...

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