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

 

Welcome

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

Recent Blog Posts

“Simon knows what she’s writing about…” Thank you!

"Once a reporter, always a reporter. Simon knows what’s she writing about." So says book blogger Nancy Pate in her latest blog, "Past Crimes," which rounds up books that look back in time. The longtime book critic for the Orlando Sun Sentinel, starts off with P.D....

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Books make great gifts!

Happy Black Friday! The gift-giving season begins! Chanukah starts this year on Dec. 12 and Christmas is barely a month away. You knew that, right? And if you celebrate the Icelandic holiday of  jólabókaflóð, or the giving of books as gifts on Christmas Eve, well,...

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Yes, more cat mysteries are in the works

Feline left out? Please don't let your fur get all ruffled. Although my upcoming World Enough (Severn House) is a rock 'n' roll noir, I've got several cat mysteries in the works, ranging from cozy to claws out. First up, the feline sleuth Blackie will return in Cross...

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