Pre-Order BAD MOON

The case of a boy missing for 40 years explodes into the present in BAD MOON, Todd Ritter’s second novel featuring Perry Hollow, Pa., Police Chief Kat Campbell.

On the same night that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, 10-year-old Charlie Olmstead jumped on his bike to see if he could get a better look. It was the last anyone ever saw of him. After Perry Hollow Police Chief Jim Campbell found Charlie’s bike caught in a creek above a waterfall, he assumed the boy had been swept away. So did everyone else — except Charlie’s mother.

Years later, Eric Olmstead — a famous author and Charlie’s brother — has come back to Perry Hollow to bury his mother and fulfill her last request: Find his brother. To do so, he goes to the current police chief and his former sweetheart, Kat Campbell. It isn’t long before they discover that his mother thought Charlie was kidnapped, and that locating him was her secret obsession. While she never found him, she did uncover clues suggesting he wasn’t the only boy to vanish into thin air.

BAD MOON tells the haunting story of a small town that found lies easier to believe than the truth.


“Compelling … Readers will find themselves ensnared by this unusual tale of love, loss, enduring pain, and betrayal.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Ritter sets the scene using the moon landings as the basis for a succession of crimes and keeps the reader guessing about the final outcome. His fully developed characters complement the flawless pacing.” 4.5 stars
— RT Book Reviews


The book will be released on October 11. But you can pre-order it now online or from your favorite independent bookstore. For those of you who like to shop at, here’s the link.

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