Lighthouse: An Anthology

by Carleton Chinner
A grieving woman is drawn to a land-locked lighthouse where she meets a party of lost souls in need of a guide. She must face death in order to start a new life.The temporary caretaker of a lighthouse finds the perfect hideaway for safeguarding her secret, never expecting to encounter a murder and an unlikely partner in crime. While visiting a deep space navigational beacon to conduct routine maintenance, two space adventurers encounter a self-aware AI computer that has her own plans.Queensland, 1887. A lighthouse keeper’s daughter is missing, presumed dead. Is she another victim of the Spectre or something even more terrifying?A voice from one woman’s past echoes a secret up the lighthouse stairs. The only person who can give her the answers, is the last person she ever wants to see again.The estranged daughter of a lightkeeper returns home to South Solitary Island as WWII looms and finds her world upended by her father’s dying request: marry his successor. Lighthouses: beautiful, mysterious, dangerous, remote. They spark the imagination and sense of adventure in us all. And they are the perfect setting for this genre fiction anthology – a collection of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, crime, historical fiction, dystopian and paranormal short stories from established and emerging Australian authors.Book cover design: Jo Edgar-Baker