Clea Simon's Blog – July 2008 Archive (6)

One mystery builds on another...

Well, ok, there is a small element of suspense in my short story, "Lady in Waiting," but there are no bodies and no crimes have been committed. Instead, it's a sweet, little mystery I've written for a book called Cambridge Voices, a collection celebrating the renovation of my local (Cambridge, Mass.) library. There's a cat in it, of course, and the story takes place… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on July 29, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

Fly, kitty, fly!

A genetic mutation – or the miracle of photoshopping? Either way, this amuses. Thank you, Caroline Leavitt, for sending it along!

Here's the link to the supposed news article about this Chinese winged cat, who supposedly sprouted wings to escape sexual… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on July 26, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments


Nice bit of news - my editor over at the Barnes and Noble Library of Essential Reading loves my introduction to The Mysterious Affair at Styles,, Poirot's first adventure, so look for my name to be linked to the great Agatha Christie when this new edition comes out next March. What an honor!

And… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on July 11, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

All about Agatha

Did you know Agatha Christie only received 25 pounds for her first mystery, The Mysterious Affair at Styles? And that wasn't even an advance. She only got that because someone agreed to serialize it, and that was her take.

I've been asked to write the introductions to two of Christie's novels; Styles, which introduced Hercule Poirot, and… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on July 4, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

Thank you, Oline!

"These are darn good mysteries." – says Oline Cogdill, mystery columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Make my day, why don't you,… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on July 3, 2008 at 2:14am — No Comments

Remembering to forget

It's not like I don't have enough on my plate. I've got the revisions of "Probable Claws" to finish up (luckily, my editor is on vacation, which gives me some breathing room). And I've got my summer writing class to teach. But my agent is sending out my non-Theda manuscript this week, and so the time feels right to start on an entirely brand new project.

Sometimes, this part is easy. On Saturday, sitting… Continue

Added by Clea Simon on July 3, 2008 at 1:46am — No Comments

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