In The Sigil Detective (only .99 cents!), Riga's got to catch a killer before the full moon or bad magical things will happen.
Here's the magical theory behind it.
When witches and other magicians cast spells, it's easier if they work with the natural flow. And the moon's waxing and waning is a big heavenly indicator of which way things are flowing. Basically, waning energies are withdrawing, and are good for spells involving reducing and getting rid of things. Waxing energies are good for spells involving growth and expansion.
The Sigil Detective
Metaphysical detective Riga was never all powerful. But she used to have more magical juice than she does now. Now, she’s back to basics… and trapped in a faux-Viking village. But will brains and the basics of magic be enough to bring a murderer to justice?
This Riga Hayworth novelette set during the Halloween season takes place immediately before the events in The Alchemical Detective. It was originally published in the Moons, Magic and Mystery anthology in October, 2021.