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!

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 Soon

Recent Blog Posts

WORLD ENOUGH in the Strand Magazine

How thrilled am I to be on this list, "Five Reinventions of the Boston Crime Novel"? To have my WORLD ENOUGH called "a haunting exploration of the dark side of nostalgia and the differing perceptions of shared experiences." Um, very. (Read the full review – and about...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Karen Olson

I don't even remember how Karen and I met.  I do know we bonded over our shared journalism background and our love of cats. And when Karen was looking for a new home for her Black Hat thrillers, I was happy to recommend Severn House. Now her latest, Vanished, is...

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Reclaiming public space/A Writers’ Salon

Well, this is fun! Today is PARKing day in Cambridge, Mass. That means a day of reclaiming open urban space ... at least until the meter runs out! More than 75 local groups are taking up curbside space and reclaiming 150 parking spaces all over the city today. One of...

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