“Shea layers on the ever mounting sense of dread with a master craftsman's skill, with some excellent tension building scenes…” - Ginger Nuts of Horror
1st time with full trade distribution in all formats. Previously titled Hell Hole.
Deep in a Wyoming mine, hell awaits. Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can't refuse by President Teddy Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla abound. The only problem - those who go seeking their fortune never return. Along with his constant companion, Teta, a hired gun with a thirst for adventure, Nat travels to a barren land where even animals dare not tread. Black-eyed children, strange lights and ferocious wild men venture from the deep, dark ghost mine...as well as a sinister force hungry for fresh souls.
FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot was real. He’s the author of over 17 books, including 'The Jersey Devil' and 'We Are Always Watching'. Hunter’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum.
“Ghost Mine was another beast entirely, with a pace that was turned down, one to be savored and not rushed through.”
– The Scary Reviews
“There's a constant sense of fun infused in this off-kilter story.”
– High fever Books
“…a cracking Horror/Western you need to check out…”
– Dark Reads with Toni
“Shea layers on the ever mounting sense of dread with a master craftsman's skill, with some excellent tension building scenes…”
– Ginger Nuts of Horror
“Ghost Mine” comes jam-packed with a multitude of horrors, and after arriving in Hecla- begins to escalate with plenty of action beats to spare. Once it does get rolling, it unfolds like a good action flick, set in the West and splashed with a coat of blood."
– Kendall Reviews
"I was so drawn into this story… everything from the action sequences to the various relationships that we saw play out, it was all mixed so well into the plot that I didn’t want the story to end!"
"you need to stop everything, go get this book, and then buckle up because it’s a hell of a ride."
– Janines Ghost Stories
"This book will make you laugh out loud as much as it will creep you out. This book will appeal to anyone who likes horror, westerns, historical fiction and adventure stories."
"As far as Hunter Shea books go, it’s a definite outlier, but in all the best ways. Best read with a shot of rot gut whisky on a dusty afternoon, the soft whinny of horses on the dry wind and the smell of sawdust on the floor."
"I thoroughly enjoyed Ghost Mine, the premise is gripping, with the tension allowed to increase gradually, this is intelligent horror which never relinquishes the plot for the sake of a few forgettable shocks. The steady, compelling pace is matched by the excellent characterisation and evocative scene setting throughout. This is the first book I've read by Hunter Shea but it definitely won't be the last."
– Hair Past a Freckle
"Shea does a great job in capturing the drama and emotion of it all. Maybe, it’s just because I could relate to Kate that I enjoyed this story so much. Or maybe, it’s because Shea is a fine writer that can make you give a shit. Or maybe, it’s both. Let’s say it’s both."