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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Just for fun... the wonderful online January Magazine has been asking authors what we snack on when deadline pressure hits. I wish I could have said "carrot sticks and mint tea," but no such...

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The email from my editor arrived just as I was ironing out the  last little kinks in the climactic scene, so I waited before I opened it. When I did, I was overjoyed – after various back-and-forth revisions and edits, FEAR ON FOUR PAWS has been accepted by Poisoned...

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Revising is like…

Sometimes, I think revising is like grabbing a snake by the head and working your way down to the tail all the while hoping to hold the snake in place. Only, while it is lashing furiously, you're also trying to make changes to the tail because of what you find at the...

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