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A Moonlit Path of Madness

A Moonlit Path of Madness Catherine McCarthy

Grief haunts her every step

Inheriting a family heirloom in the form of an antique clock with a broken moon dial as well as a seaside house in Wales, Grace Morgan mourns the loss of her mother and dreads the manifestation of a family curse that threatens to lay claim to her and everything she holds dear.

Set around the turn of the 20th century, A Moonlit Path of Madness traces Grace’s journey from the United States to the distant parish of Newport on the West Wales coast. Partly epistolary and laced with Welsh folklore, this tragic gothic tale delves into the prevalent mental health challenges of the era in the face of unrelenting fear and all-consuming trauma, as Grace reckons with the insidious specter of her lingering grief.

FORTHCOMING | July 11, 2023

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ABOUT Catherine McCarthy

From her 19th century Welsh farmhouse, Catherine McCarthy is a spinner of stories with macabre melodies.

She is the author of the collections Door and Other Twisted Tales and Mists and Megaliths, and the novella, Immortelle (Off Limits Press).

Her short fiction has been published by Brigids Gate Press, Gallery for the Curious, Dark Recesses Press, and Black Spot Books.

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

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-30-9

Also available as an ebook.