“Rough and redemptive” raves Fredericksburg Star

Overjoyed about this rave review of HOLD ME DOWN in the Sunday Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star: SEX, DRUGS, MUSIC —AND MURDER For a few rockers—the Rolling Stones are the archetype—the road goes on forever. For many, it detours into ordinary life: work, family,...

Gumshoe loves “A Cat on the Case”

“The plotting is tight … The action is nearly constant and the danger is real and you can only hope Becca stays aware and alert to stay safe. It all makes for an exciting adventure with enough danger to keep you reading to find out what will happen...

Kings River Life feels the HOLD ME DOWN beat

“This novel really takes you into the grimy world of a traveling band and the melodies behind the music….” THANK YOU, Kings River Life! The magazine is also offering a giveaway. See below: “Hold Me Down” By Clea Simon: Review/Giveaway...

Boston Globe calls HMD a “propulsive thriller”

Today’s Sunday Boston Globe book section hails HOLD ME DOWN as a “propulsive thriller,” saying: “In electric prose, Simon conjures the rock-and-roll world, its drink, drugs, and band-dynamics, and the twin seductresses of excess and success, as...

BOLO Books raves about HOLD ME DOWN

With HOLD ME DOWN, Simon “stakes her claim as crime fiction’s foremost purveyor of tales that blend mystery with music. … this is a character that demands to be invested in. ” I’m overjoyed to share this rave review from BOLO Books....

Gumshoe Review loves “Incantation”!

“A fun addition to the series … with some interesting twists that bode well for future books in the series.” – Gumshoe Review Writing for mystery journal Gumshoe Review, Gayle Surrette gives an in-depth rave to AN INCANTATION OF CATS (Witch Cats of...