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Simon, Clea

Works: 72 works in 374 publications in 1 language and 15,774 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.I5619, 813.6
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Publications about Clea Simon
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Dogs don't lie by Clea Simon( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 745 libraries worldwide
"Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, Pru left the big city to return to her picturesque Berkshires hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog, and Charles, her person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily looks good for it. After all, Lily is a pitbull, a fighting-ring dropout, and way too traumatized to give Pru a clear picture of what she has witnessed. But Pru knows something about bad girls trying to clean up, and, with a sense of justice strong enough to overcome her dislike of human society, she takes the case ..."--Dust cover flap
Mew is for murder by Clea Simon( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Theda Krakow is in a funk. Her sometime boyfriend's gone for good. 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 -- flat. 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, or is the old woman a neighborhood do-gooder? More important: 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 neighbors are celebrating, the police aren't interested, and the cats are removed to a shelter. End of story? Not for Theda -- one or two things don't compute. So Theda marshals her investigative journalism skills to turn gumshoe. Why is the purple-haired punk Violet, a barista at Theda's favorite coffee house, hanging around Lillian's home? Then there's Lillian's neighbor who's only too anxious to clean up an eyesore. What's the story on Lillian's disturbed son? Theda's inquiries lead her from a halfway house in the hills of Western Massachusetts back to Boston's happening rock scene. Enter a music-loving artist, the one who jumpstarts Theda's pulse. He's handsome, he's interested -- but is he a bit too mysterious? Theda's quiet life, her heart, and her bank account are about to be shaken to the core
Shades of grey by Clea Simon( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
The first in the brand-new Dulcie Schwartz feline-filled mystery series - Dulcie's having an awful summer. Her beloved cat Mr Grey's been put to sleep, and her new room-mate, Tim, is a jerk. Walking home, she sees a cat the spitting image of Mr Grey, and hears a voice say, I wouldnt go in just now. She enters to find Tim dead stabbed with her own knife. Dulcie's in the frame for murder and she hasn't seen the last of Mr Grey, either
Cries and whiskers by Clea Simon( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Caught up in her probe into a dangerous new designer drug, reporter Theda Krakow puts her investigation on hold when an animal rights activist, who had been struggling to rescue feral cats on the eve of a ferocious winter storm is killed in a hit-and-run accident
Cats can't shoot : a Pru Marlowe pet noir by Clea Simon( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
"When Pru Marlowe gets the call that there's been a cat shooting, she's furious. Animal brutality is the one thing that this tough animal psychic won't stand for, and in her role as a behaviorist she's determined to care for the traumatized pet. But when Pru finds out that the cat did the shooting--accidentally setting off a rare dueling pistol--she realizes something else is going on. Could the white Persian really have killed her owner? Or did the whole bloody mess have something to do with that pricey collectible?"--Jacket flap
Cattery Row by Clea Simon( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
"Spiky freelancer Theda Krakow has fallen on a bare patch. Changes at the newspaper have cut her regular assignments and magazine work is slim. When a call comes in asking her to profile Cool, a gifted musician who's being oddly reclusive, it's welcome relief from both Theda's man and money troubles. But even with work at hand, there are problems: Someone is stealing show cats. And both the feline-friendly Theda and her friend Violet, who runs the local shelter, are outraged. When a kindly cat breeder is implicated in the thefts, Theda resolves to uncover the culprits. But when a murder hits close to home, the circle of suspects widens to include family, an extortionist, and more ..."--B & N from the publisher (April 2007)
Grey zone : a Dulcie Schwartz mystery by Clea Simon( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
When a student goes missing and a professor ends up dead, Dulcie Schwartz realizes that midterms are going to be worse than ever. She's hard at work on her thesis, but present day concerns, including the destructive mischief of her growing kitten, keep dragging her back into a tangle of motive, misbehavior, and maybe even murder. If only Mr Grey, her beloved feline ghost, would lend a hand, at least with that rambunctious kitten
Grey matters by Clea Simon( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
When Dulcie stumbles over the bloody body of a dashing fellow Harvard grad student, life could not get any worse
Mad house : growing up in the shadow of mentally ill siblings by Clea Simon( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
In Mad House, Clea Simon combines the story of her brother's and sister's schizophrenia with accounts of other siblings who have witnessed the tragic consequences of mental illness in their families. For Clea Simon, the experience was shattering when her beloved older brother Daniel, a brilliant Harvard freshman, started hearing voices and subsequently dropped out of school, the onset of schizophrenia making it impossible for him to function. The same illness then claimed her sister Katherine, who has since bounced around from one state institution to another, after refusing any assistance from Clea or her parents. Mad House exposes the issues "well" siblings face, which run the gamut from guilt (Why do I deserve to be OK?); to fear (What are the chances that I have this disease, or that my children may inherit it?); to the burden of caring for a sibling (Am I my brother's keeper?); and finally to overcompensating within the family - or its converse, acting destructively to get attention. In talking to hundreds of other siblings, and to experts in the field, Simon has written a comprehensive book that combines the best of memoir writing with the kind of practical advice that should ease the pain of any brother or sister who has felt helpless in the face of a sibling's mental illness
Probable claws by Clea Simon( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
Freelance journalist and cat lover, Theda Krakow, investigates cat poisonings
Grey expectations by Clea Simon( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
Without the help of her feline friends, Dulcie Schwartz must investigate the connection between a book missing from the university library, a colleague accused of homicide and another revealed to be an impostor. By the author of Grey Zone
Kittens can kill by Clea Simon( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
"The dead don't keep pets. So when animal behaviorist expert Pru Marlowe gets a call about a kitten, she doesn't expect to find the cuddly creature playing beside the cooling body of prominent Beauville lawyer David Canaday. Heart attack? His three adult daughters angrily blame drug interactions, feline allergies--and each other. And begin to feud over their father, his considerable estate, and that cute ball of fluff. While the cause of death is pending, each sister has an axe to grind--with arguments that escalate when David's partner reads out the will. Pru's special sensitivity to animals, which caused her to flee the cacophony of Manhattan for the quiet Berkshires, adds further problems. The local vet is overwhelmed as the animal hospital's money runs out. There's a needy Sheltie and some invasive squirrels, too. But the dead man's kitten, his former partner, and his troublesome family keep drawing "wild-girl" animal psychic Pru back in. Despite the wry observations of her trusty tabby Wallis, now the wrongfully accused kitten's guardian, and the grudging compliance of her cop lover, this may be one time when Pru can't solve the mystery or save the kitten she wants to believe is innocent. A single witness knows the truth about that bright spring morning. How far can Pru investigate without risking her own hidden tale?"--Provided by publisher
The feline mystique : on the mysterious connection between women and cats by Clea Simon( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
What is it with women and cats' The Feline Mystique is the first serious examination of the intense relationship between woman and their cats and of the repercussions that bond can have on others. Richly researched and searchingly personal, The Feline Mystique uses history, science, art, and literature as touchpoints to explain and explore contemporary women's lives with their cats. From a glamorous tiger trainer to a feral-cat rescuer, from a show breeder to Simon and her own relationship with the gray longhair Cyrus, this book will introduce you to women both ferocious and nurturing and animals both whimsical and noble. It's a fresh, fascinating exploration of the timeless bond between women and cats, and will deepen your understanding of your relationship with your own feline-be he or she tiger or tabby. A cat person's answer to Pack of Two and The Secret Life of Dogs, The Feline Mystique is an eye-opening and soul-soothing book for all cat lovers
Fatherless women : how we change after we lose our dads by Clea Simon( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
"The bond between father and daughter is undeniably special and often undeniably complicated. When that bond is broken by death, a woman's life and sense of self can change in profound, unexpected, and even confusing ways. Now Clea Simon, explores this crucial meeting point of grief and growth by delving into her own experience and those of other women to paint a portrait of the father-daughter relationship and its lifelong ramifications." "Filled with moving first-person stories, this book reveals the ways emotional and life changes may be shadowed by a father's death. From new patterns in careers and intimate relationships to changes in friendships and even feelings about motherhood, such shifts can be both guilt-and anger-provoking, and also often liberating. As many women find, the period following a father's death can be a time of critical personal development and discovery - about oneself as well as the man whose influence and legacy remain deeply present." "The majority of women will lose their fathers before the age of fifty, during the busiest, most productive years of their lives. This poignant, comforting, and insightful book paves the way for them, and for all women, to make peace with the past and with the adults they have become, and to face the question: What happens next?"--Jacket
True grey by Clea Simon( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
When Dulcie stumbles across the dead body of her rival Melinda Sloane Harquist, she has to work overtime to prove her innocence and salvage what's left of her academic career
Grey howl by Clea Simon( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
"A prestigious literature event is convening in Cambridge and Dulcie Schwartz is the university liaison. But a strange apparition is haunting the conference - and even Mr Gray, ghost of Dulcie's late, great cat, seems to be overwhelmed, leaving Dulcie to manage an increasingly backstabbing crew of professional rivals, one of whom may be a killer"--Publisher's website
Grey dawn by Clea Simon( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Aided by the cryptic advice from her kitten Esmé and the ghost of her late, great cat Mr Grey, Dulci can't stop herself from investigating a savage attack on a university student
Stages of grey by Clea Simon( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
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. This could be the end of the struggling company, which is also plagued by money woes and romantic rivalries. But was jealousy the reason the performer was stabbed? Or are there darker secrets behind the scenes? And what role does Gus, the troupe's feline mascot, play? As the classics get mangled, Dulcie must untangle the truth before she also gets caught up in deadly illusion
Panthers play for keeps by Clea Simon( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Pru Marlowe investigates the death of a young woman who appears to have been mauled by a wild cat even though there have been no sightings of mountain lions in the Berkshires for years
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