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The Library of the Dead is an anthology of literary fiction inspired by Chapel of the Chimes, a crematory and columbarium founded in 1909 in Oakland, California, and one of the area's most beautiful historic buildings. Thousands are entombed in golden books (urns) shelved from floor to ceiling in a glowing labyrinth of nearly countless rooms. The stories within The Library of the Dead represent a few of those golden books, and when opened, reveal the stories of those inside.

About the Author

Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey is the author of PALINDROME HANNAH, a nonlinear horror novel and finalist for the Independent Publisher Awards. His follow-up novel, PHOENIX ROSE, was listed for the National Best Book Awards for horror fiction, was a finalist for the International Book Awards, and received the Kirkus Star, awarded to books of remarkable merit. SCALES AND PETALS, his short story and poetry collection, won the International Book Award for short fiction, as well as the Best Books Award by USA Book News. PELLUCID LUNACY, an anthology of psychological horror published under his Written Backwards label, won for anthologies for those same two awards. His short fiction and poetry can be found in anthologies and magazines around the world, including the US, UK, Australia, Sweden, and South Africa. He is currently working on his third novel, PSYCHOTROPIC DRAGON, a new short story collection, INKBLOTS AND BLOOD SPOTS, and recently edited CHIRAL MAD, an anthology of psychological horror to benefit Down syndrome charities.Visit his strange world online at www.nettirw.com, or check out his Facebook page at facebook.com/nettirw. For author interviews or reviews, please send queries to written@nettirw.com.

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