Welcome to my site! I’m Clea Simon, author of the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz, and Pru Marlowe mysteries and also a handful of nonfiction books. Please browse around, click on the covers below or the categories at your left, for excerpts, reviews, and more, and make yourself at home. I'll also be posting readings and signings as they are scheduled, and I'd love to hear your feedback.Email me!
Pru Marlowe isn’t your ordinary animal psychic...
When Pru Marlowe takes a dog for a walk, she doesn’t expect to find a body – that of a young woman seems to have been mauled by a wild cat – and Pru knows there have been no pumas in the Berkshire woods for years. And while Wallis, Pru's curmudgeonly tabby, seems fixated on the idea of a killer cat, Pru’s own heightened senses suggest that the violent death was something more than a tragic accident. As motives multiply, a cougar of a different sort sets her eyes on Pru’s sometime lover, and another woman disappears. With panther panic growing, Pru may have to put aside her own issues – and her own ideas of domesticity – to solve a savage mystery in Panthers Play for Keeps.
Dulcie never considered herself a player. But when her friends drag her to a new local theatre company that is updating Ovid with a disco version of The Metamorphosis the grad student finds herself in the front row of a murder in Stages of Grey. "Dulcie is an endearingly fragile but determined protagonist," says Publishers Weekly, while the Bookblog of the Bristol Public Library adds, "there's a sense of fun in the book."
Look for Panthers Play for Keeps and Stages of Grey in bookstores near you!