By Todd Ritter
The case of a boy missing for 40 years
explodes into the present in Todd Ritter’s
second novel, featuring Perry Hollow Police
Chief Kat Campbell.
On the same night that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, nine-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 up above a waterfall, he assumed the worse, and so did everyone else except Charlie's mother.
Years later, Eric Olmstead—and famous author and Charlie’s brother—has come back 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 Campell, and it isn’t long before they discover that finding Charlie was his
mother's secret obsession, and while she never found him she uncovered clues suggesting that he wasn’t the only victim.
BAD MOON, Todd Ritter’s excellent follow-up to his acclaimed debut, tells the haunting story of a small town that found lies easier to believe than the truth.
About the Author
Todd Ritter has been a journalist for fifteen years and is currently at the Star-Ledger. During that
time, he has done everything from covering police standoffs to interviewing celebrities and even
writing obituaries. He lives in suburban New Jersey. His second novel, BAD MOON, a follow up to
DEATH NOTICE, launches in October, 2011, also with Minotaur Books.
for excerpts, book trailers, and a tour of Perry Hollow
Publisher: Minotaur Books