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

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

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See you in Reno!

Pleased as punch to announce I'll be on a panel at Left Coast Crime: "My Kind of Town (Rural & Suburban Crime)" Sunday at 10:15, with David Hagerty, Shannon Baker, James Haymon, Carrie Smith, and Heather Young. Seeing as how I'm coming off my most urban book – World...

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Catch up: the TBR pile and beyond

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Cover reveal: FEAR ON FOUR PAWS

Presenting FEAR ON FOUR PAWS, the seventh Pru Marlowe pet noir, to be published by Poisoned Pen Press in Aug., 2018 There’s trouble brewing in the woods of Beauville, and the only witness isn’t talking. When Pru Marlowe is called to a forest clearing to help with an...

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