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

Boucheront redux, pt.2: Thisbe approves!

One of Bouchercon's traditions is its auctions – usually a live one and a silent one, which raise money for a literacy campaign. This year, the beneficiary was Dolly Parton's literacy campaign, the Imagination Library. , which provides books to kids. And so, to...

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George V. Higgins and me?!?

Fascinating piece on George V. Higgins (author of "Friends of Eddie Coyle," etc.) and the development of the Boston crime novel in the new issue of CrimeReads. Overwhelming to me because the article's author Scott von Doviak referenced ME as an heir of Higgins (cause...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with Joanna Schaffhausen

Debut mystery novelist Joanna Schaffhausen has quickly become part of our New England crime fiction family. Already Facebook friends, we got to do an event together at the lovely New England Mobile Book Fair this summer, and I invited Joanna to chat on my blog. How...

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