Lighthouses: An Anthology of Dark Tales

Genre: Horror / Mystery / Suspense Anthology
Length: 318 pages / Published: November, 2015
Cover art and design by Greg Chapman

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Nominated for Best Edited Work in the AustralianShadows Awards

Black Beacon Books presents an anthology of dark tales about lighthouses and beacons. This unique book offers you, the most daring of readers, fourteen original stories of horror, mystery, suspense, and adventure.

Within these pages lurk monsters from the depths of the seas and the far reaches of the cosmos. There are murders to solve, hauntings to investigate, and loved ones to be rescued. There are tales of hidden treasure, timeless curses, and ancient orders. Seafarers face ferocious storms while families fall apart and lighthouse keepers lose their sanity. The storm is coming, so batten down the hatches and let Lighthouses guide you into the darkness.

Light House, Dark House Greg Chapman
Scrimshaw Duncan Richardson
Horror at Hollow Head Cameron Trost
Psychopomp Mark McAuliffe
Trepidation Danielle Birch
Cloak of Madness Matthew Wilson
The Cape B. Michael Radburn
The Last Keeper Linda Brucesmith
In Search of Jimmy David Dolan
Into the Light Alice Godwin
The Crystal Lighthouse Sam Muller
To Keep the Lamp Alight Steve Cameron
The Tower B. T. Joy
Will o’ the Wisp Deborah Sheldon

The disturbed voices and unhinged riffs contained in this anthology, on the themes of death and darkness, bleakly lit by the motif of lighthouses, took me, morbidly eagerly, to different places and times.
- B. Marshall, reader

This enthrallingly magnificent collection of shorts will delight the connoisseur of the supernatural, and scare the pants off the casual reader.
- Greggorio, reader

I uploaded this wonderful treasure in the dead of night. Sleepy-eyed, I thought I'd just read a few pages, then go to sleep. Little did I know that this is a book that once you start, you can't put down. I'll be wanting the hardcover now, so Lighthouses can grace my shelves right next to Poe, Lovecraft, and Maupassant. 
Now, I don't throw reviews out like confetti, so it has to be worthy, and Lighthouses is one of the best reads I've had in a while. It's one of those great books that keep you up all night and leave you thinking about it the next day... Simply brilliant!
- Catherine Forte, reader and writer

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