Blood and Moonlight

Erin Beaty

Age 14 +
05 October 2023
448 pages


In Erin Beaty's fantasy mystery-thriller, Blood and Moonlight, an orphan with a secret, magical sight gets caught between a mysterious, genius detective and the serial killer she’s hunting.

Rising about the city of Collis is the Holy Sanctum. Catrin, an orphan girl, watches over its many spires with a unique skill that serves the Sanctum’s master architect.

Then Catrin witnesses a murder and she is pulled into a dangerous chain of events where the only certainty is that the killer will strike again. The detective on the case is the brilliant and enigmatic Simon, whose insights into the mind of a predator are frighteningly accurate. As the grisly crimes continue, Catrin finds herself caught between killer and detective.

But she’s hiding her own secret — and it might be the only thing that saves her and those she
loves from becoming the next victims. . .

Continue the magic with Silence and Shadow.

Dark thrills for fans of psychology, magick, and murder
Beaty’s protagonist is a medieval version of Clarice from The Silence of the Lambs, and she is constantly surrounded by chauvinistic men who underestimate her . . . Readers will appreciate this period piece starring a heroine with uncharted gifts and bravado. An elementary choice of a read
[A] complex and socially conscious murder mystery set in a Western European–inspired medieval fantasy city that’s hiding cataclysmic secrets . . . Beaty thoroughly and deftly examines prejudice against sex workers and people with mental illnesses, combining introspective dialogue, subtle magic, and hair-raising thrills for a riveting, thoughtful read.