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A Moonlit Path of Madness

A Moonlit Path of Madness Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy’s A MOONLIT PATH OF MADNESS, After the death of her mother, Grace Morgan inherits a longcase clock with a broken moon dial and a house by the sea in Wales. But those are not all she inherits, for the curse that befalls her family line refuses to relinquish its grip. It tells the story of a young woman haunted by events in her family’s past. Set in the early 20th century, the novel opens in Vermont, then moves to the seaside parish of Newport on the West Wales coast, where the supernatural lurks in the moonlit shadows.


Nosetouch Press Publishing Psychological Suspense Gothic Novel, A Moonlit Path of Madness, by Catherine McCarthy

Nosetouch Press is proud to announce that it’ll be publishing the gothic psychological suspense novel, A Moonlit Path of Madness by Catherine McCarthy. Set around the turn of the 20th century and opening in Vermont, the story moves to the seaside parish of Newport on the western coast of Wales, where the almost supernatural setting and elements of Welsh folklore combine.

“Part epistolary, A Moonlit Path of Madness tells the story of Grace Morgan, a young woman haunted by events in her past, including a curse that seems to plague her family line,” said McCarthy. “This quiet horror-infused novel explores the insidious way in which fear and trauma wreak havoc on people’s lives and the way mental health issues were so poorly handled in the past.”

“We’re excited to work with Catherine on this novel,” said Dave Neal, editor-in-chief and co-publisher of Nosetouch Press. “We’re big fans of the gothic, and Catherine McCarthy brings the unforgettable atmosphere of Wales fully to the forefront in this book.”

“Nosetouch Press continues to publish quality titles across genres,” said Christine Scott, creative director and co-publisher of Nosetouch Press. “Whether within horror, gothic, and folk horror, as well as science fiction and fantasy, we offer books for readers who want captivating stories.”

Nosetouch Press is an independent book publisher tandemly based in Chicago and Pittsburgh, with a commitment to bringing classical book design and excellent fiction to readers everywhere.

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ABOUT Catherine McCarthy

Catherine McCarthy is a Welsh author of dark tales with macabre melodies.

She is the author of the short story collections Door and other twisted tales, Mists and Megaliths, and the novella, Immortelle, published in July of 2021 and received a starred review from Library Journal.

Her work has been published by Off Limits Press, Brigids Gate Press, Gallery of Curiosties, and British Fantasy Horizons.

When she is not writing she may be found hiking the Welsh coast path or huddled among ancient gravestones reading Machen or Poe. Twitter

  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-30-9

Nosetouch Press is currently closed to novel/novella submissions.

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