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

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

Out now!

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

“Irresistible.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Series fans will lap it up.”

– Booklist

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

 

Welcome

I’m Clea Simon, author of the rock ‘n’ roll noir World Enough; the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz, Pru Marlowe, Witch Cats of Cambridge, 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.

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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

An Incantation of Cats

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Black Lives Matter

This should be obvious, right? And yet our fellow citizens – people of color – continue to be killed by those who are supposed to uphold the law. It has to stop. We have to be better than this, or there is no hope for any of us. Black lives matter. I've marched here...

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“A Burning” by Megha Majumdar

Honored to review this timely debut novel in last Sunday's Boston Globe. No, I didn't think it was flawless, but it is thrilling – and an important read. For that reason, I'm posting it here: Furies and fates A propulsive debut ponders life on the margins By Clea...

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#NoContact Book Tour with Tracy Clark

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Best for me, because I get to host multiple-award-winning author Tracy Clark here on the #NoContact book tour. Tracy's third Chicago mystery – What You Don't See – is just out, bringing back investigator Cass Raines...

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