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

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Deadly Ink, here I come!

Do you know about Deadly Ink? This "biggest little" mystery/crime fiction con takes place every year in Iselin, NJ, not far outside NYC. This year, after several years of trying, I am finally making it – and tomorrow I'll be on two (!!) panels, one for each side of my...

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Happy International Cat Day!

Do you purr at your cat? I talk to Thisbe, of course, much as I spoke to Musetta and Cyrus before her. I'd never thought of purring at my little tortie, though, until a journalist for Inverse contacted me for this article. Now, of course, I want to try it. Only Thisbe...

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FIVE QUESTIONS with muso Brett Milano

Author Brett Milano and I go back years – from when he was making his living (and his name)  as a music critic for such publications as the Boston Globe and Boston Herald and we'd meet up in long-gone clubs like the Rat or TT's. He's since gone on to other projects,...

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