Welcome to my books page!

I'm the author of three nonfiction books and a new mystery series. The nonfiction books run the gamut of mental health, family, and feline issues and are available in both hardcover and paperback edition. These are Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings (Penguin), Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads (Wiley), The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats (St. Martin's).

My Theda Krakow mystery series is Mew is for Murder, Cattery Row, Cries and Whiskers, and Probable Claws (all from Poisoned Pen Press). Click on the covers below for excerpts, reviews, and more.

My Dulcie Schwartz series is Shades of Grey, Grey Matters, Grey Zone, Grey Expectations, and True Grey. It continues with Grey Dawn this June (all from Severn House). Click on the covers below for an excerpt.

My new Pru Marlowe pet noir series began with Dogs Don't Lie and Cats Can't Shoot, and continues with Parrots Prove Deadly this April (Poisoned Pen).

I also have essays in the Cat Women: Female Writers on Their Feline Friends (Seal Press),  For Keeps: Women Tell the Truth About Their Bodies, Growing Older, and Acceptance (Seal Press), He Said What? (Seal Press) and short stories in Deadfall: Crime Stories by New England Writers (Level Best Books) and Tales from the House Band (Plus One Press).

Clea's Books


Pru Marlowe pet noir mysteries
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Pru Marlowe Pet Noir Mysteries
Panthers Play for Keeps
Panthers Play for Keeps

(Poisoned Pen)
Parrots Prove Deadly
Parrots Prove Deadly

(Poisoned Pen)
Cats Can't Shoot
Cats Can't Shoot

(Poisoned Pen)
Dogs Don't Lie
Dogs Don't Lie

(Poisoned Pen)

Dulcie Schwartz feline mysteries
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Dulcie Schwartz Feline Mysteries
Grey Howl
Grey Howl

(Severn House)
Grey Dawn
Grey Dawn

(Severn House)
True Grey
True Grey

(Severn House)
Grey Zone
Grey Expectations

(Severn House)
Grey Zone
Grey Zone

(Severn House)
Grey Matters
Grey Matters

(Severn House)
Shades of Grey
Shades of Grey

(Severn House)

Theda Krakow mysteries
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Theda Krakow Mystery Series
Probable Claws
Probable Claws

(Poisoned Pen)
Cattery Row
Cries and Whiskers

(Poisoned Pen)
Cattery Row
Cattery Row

(Poisoned Pen)
Mew is for Murder
Mew is for Murder

(Poisoned Pen)

Nonfiction
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Nonfiction Books
Feline Mystique
The Feline Mystique
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On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats
(St. Martin’s)
Fatherless Women
Fatherless Women
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How We Change After We Lose Our Dads (Wiley)
Mad House
Mad House
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Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings (Penguin)