Clea Simon is an American author of cozy mystery novels and non-fiction books. She writes the Theda Krakow, Dulcie Schwartz and Pru Marlowe series. She has won multiple awards, including the Cat Writers Associations Presidents Award. Clea lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her husband, Jon Garelick, and their cat.

Clea Simon made her debut as a published author in 1997 with the non-fiction book Mad House. Her first novel was the 2005 novel Mew is for Murder, launching her Theda Krakow Mysteries series. Below is a list of Clea Simon’s books in order of when they were originally released:

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Publication Order of Theda Krakow Books

Mew Is for Murder (2005)Description / Buy at
Cattery Row (2006)Description / Buy at
Cries & Whiskers (2007)Description / Buy at
Probable Claws (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Dulcie Schwartz Books

Publication Order of Pru Marlowe Books

Dogs Don't Lie (2010)Description / Buy at
Cats Can't Shoot (2012)Description / Buy at
Parrots Prove Deadly (2013)Description / Buy at
Panthers Play for Keeps (2014)Description / Buy at
Kittens Can Kill (2015)Description / Buy at
When Bunnies Go Bad (2016)Description / Buy at
Fear on Four Paws (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Blackie & Care Mysteries Books

The Ninth Life (2016)Description / Buy at
As Dark as My Fur (2017)Description / Buy at
Cross My Path (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Witch Cats of Cambridge Mystery Books

A Spell of Murder (2018)Description / Buy at
An Incantation of Cats (2020)Description / Buy at
To Conjure a Killer (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Mad House (1997)Description / Buy at
Fatherless Women (2001)Description / Buy at
The Feline Mystique (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

Writes of Passage(2014)Description / Buy at
Shattering Glass(2020)Description / Buy at
Masthead(2020)Description / Buy at
Bloodroot: Best New England Crime Stories(2021)Description / Buy at

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Clea Simon Synopsis: Mew is for Murder by Clea Simon is the first Theda Krakow mystery series. Nothing is going right for Theda Krakow. Her on-and-off boyfriend’s permanently “off.” The death of her beloved cat opened a bigger void. And the career leap she’s made from copy editor to freelance writer has left her finances and her spirit decimated. She desperately needs a headline to get her life back on track. One day, out for a stroll in her Cambridge neighborhood, Theda spies an adorable stray kitten. This charmer leads Theda to an old woman holed up in a decrepit house full of cats. Is this one of those “crazy cat ladies,” a classic hoarder, is the old woman a neighbourhood do-gooder or is this the story to catapult Theda out of the dumps? But when she returns to interview Lillian Helmhold, Theda finds her fascinating subject dead of an apparent accident. The neighbours are celebrating, the police aren’t interested, and the cats are sent to a shelter. Is this the end of the story? Not for Theda – one or two things don’t compute. So Theda marshals her investigative journalism skills to turn gumshoe.

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