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Launch Day: The Book of the Dead & Unearthed

Go figure. You wait three thousand years for some good mummy fiction, then whammo, two books publish on the same day. Join us tonight for the launch!

the book of the deadThe Book of the Dead - 19 all new stories of mummies, revenge, romance, horror, comedy, cats and curses - out now!


  • "Some Words from an Egyptologist" by John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society)
  • "Ramesses on the Frontier" by Paul Cornell
  • "Escape from the Mummy's Tomb" by Jesse Bullington
  • "Old Souls" by David Thomas Moore
  • "Her Heartbeat, An Echo" by Lou Morgan
  • "Mysterium Tremendum" by Molly Tanzer
  • "Tollund" by Adam Roberts
  • "The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn't, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar" by Gail Carriger
  • "The Cats of Beni Hasan" by Jenni Hill
  • "Cerulean Memories" by Maurice Broaddus
  • "Inner Goddess" by Michael West
  • "The Roof of the World" by Sarah Newton
  • "Henry" by Glen Mehn
  • "The Dedication of Sweetheart Abbey" by David Bryher
  • "All is Dust" by Den Patrick
  • "Bit-U-Men" by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • "Egyptian death and the afterlife: mummies (Rooms 62-3)" by Jonathan Green
  • "Akhenaten Goes to Paris" by Louis Greenberg
  • "The Thing of Wrath" by Roger Luckhurst
  • "Three Memories of Death" by Will Hill

With illustrations by Garen Ewing!

Limited edition: £29.99 / $49.99 (Sold out!)
Paperback: £9.99 / $14.95
Kindle: £4.99 / $7.49
or Kobo
or Spacewitch

unearthedIf you prefer your mummy stories with a bit of added dust on them: Unearthed.

John J. Johnston and I have selected eleven of our favourite classics - John's also added a comprehensive introduction on the pop cultural history of the mummy, a must read for fans of the undead!


  • "Going Forth by Night" by John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society)
  • "The Mummy's Foot" by Theophile Gautier
  • "Some Words with a Mummy" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott
  • "The Ring of Thoth" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Lot No. 249" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "The Unseen Man's Story" by Julian Hawthorne
  • "A Professor of Egyptology" by Guy Boothby
  • "The Block of Bronze" by Herbert Crotzer
  • "The Story of Baelbrow" by E. and H. Heron
  • "The Vanished Mummy" by Charles Bump
  • "The Death-Bridal of Nitocris" by George Griffith

Paperback: £7.99 / $12.95
Kindle: £3.99 / $4.99
or Kobo

A portion of the proceeds from both titles is donated to the Egypt Exploration Society. Learn about the EES and what they do at