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

Listen now: “Under the Radar with Callie Crossley”

Tune in on Sunday at 6 p.m. to WGBH-FM 89.7 or listen online anytime, as WGBH host Callie Crossley talks to me, Hank Phillippi Ryan, and Peter Swenson for her summer thrillers club. Callie's great – she read our books and had really smart questions. Did she stump us?...

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“a delightful read….” RTE on FEAR ON FOUR PAWS

Writing for Reviewing the Evidence, a crime fiction journal, onetime Pinkerton investigator and former journalist Ruth Castleberry takes on my Fear on Four Paws, noting, "the exchanges between various animal characters and Pru are skillfully done and sound genuine....

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Meet Pru Marlowe, animal psychic…

Raven-award winning book blogger Dru Ann interviewed Pru Marlowe, protagonist of my pet noir series (including the new Fear on Four Paws) on her blog here. Plus, she's giving a book away! Click through to find out how to...

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