To Conjure a Killer

Kitten season can be murder…


“A likable sleuth … though her successes are due to her feline companions.” – Booklist

Hold Me Down

Now a Mass. Book Award “Must Read”!

“This devastatingly powerful mystery hits you like a punch to the heart.”
Caroline Leavitt, New York Times-bestselling author

“A darkly suspenseful dive into friendship, fame, murder, and the thrilling power of rock music. I couldn’t put it down.”
Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series

A Cat on the Case

“Fans of feline cozies will be charmed.”
Publishers Weekly

“Yes, this is a feline-filled cozy, but it’s also an intricate work of speculative fiction.”
Kingdom Books

An Incantation of Cats

“Simon expertly casts suspicion on one member of her tiny human cast after another … for readers who want all cats, all the time.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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, New York Times-bestselling author

A Spell of Murder

“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

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

“Series fans will lap it up.”


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Praise for Hold me Down

Provocative, moving, and suspenseful

Lisa Unger

Gripping and intense…darkly suspenseful 

Meg Gardiner

Pitch-perfectly dark psychological suspense

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Cracking plot in a rich setting… perfection

Catriona McPherson

Powerfully written and compulsively readable

Dave Zeltserman

Powerful…hits you like a punch in the heart

Caroline Leavitt

A  justice-gets-done story that you can’t put down.

E. Jean Carroll

Raw and compelling suspense novel

Kingdom Books


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