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

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.”

– 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



I’m Clea Simon, author of the upcoming psychological suspense Hold Me Down; 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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Newest Books

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

“The Inside Job,” a short story

Hi folks! This story was published in Masthead: Best New England Crime Stories, an anthology just packed with goodies! I recommend picking up a copy (your local library might have it). But I'm reprinting my own contributions, "The Inside Job," below: The Inside...

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Hardcover A CAT ON THE CASE!

They're here! The hardcover edition of A CAT ON THE CASE just showed up at my house, which means that it should be in stores and online soon. What's a couple of weeks to a cat, anyway? Isn't this the perfect Valentine? And doesn't Thisbe look cozy with it? Sometimes a...

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Announcing HOLD ME DOWN

My next psychological suspense is now available for pre-order! HOLD ME DOWN will be published by Polis Books on Oct. 5. Here's the description: A riveting work of dark suspense from acclaimed author Clea Simon Gal, a middle-aged musician, is back in Boston to play a...

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