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

A Spell of Murder

First in an exciting new cozy mystery series!

“Delightful … You don’t have to be a cat lover to appreciate this paranormal cozy’s witty observations, entertaining dialogue, and astute characterizations.”                   – Publishers Weekly

Coming December 11, 2018

Cross My Path

“Epic in scope.”

– Bristol Public Library

“Not only reflects a thorough understanding of feline behavior, but also a connection to the feline essence.”

– The Conscious Cat

Fear on Four Paws


– Publishers Weekly


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

Coming Dec. 11!

Recent Blog Posts

Discovering Tortitude

Thisbe is annoyed. And who can blame her? Although this lovely tortie lady joined our household in April, she will not be featured in my new A Spell of Murder, which kicks off my “witch cats of Cambridge” series on Dec. 11. In fact, among the multiple felines at the...

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CyberMonday (treat yourself)

Just discovered a bunch of my mysteries are on sale for $1.99 for the e-books. What a nice treat for CyberMonday!  These include my Into the Grey and Grey Expectations, too. I never know when these sales are going to happen or how long they'll last. But if you're...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Thomas Pluck

I first met Thomas Pluck through a mystery convention – are we seeing a theme here? He was moderating a panel (I think this was Bouchercon, New Orleans) that I was assigned to. I saw what looked like really tough, slash-em-up books, and thought, "I've got nothing in...

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