To Wake the Dead

To Wake the Dead

An ancient beauty . . .

Amara was one the Princess of Egypt, the beautiful wife of Mentuhotem the First. Now, 4000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward museum. Her lovely face and strong, young body are no more. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be very deceiving. . . .

A missing mummy . . .

Barney, the museum's night watchman, is the first to make the shocking discovery that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. He immediately assumes it's the work of grave-robbers who care nothing about the sanctity of the dead. But Barney doesn't have a chance to do anything about it. Then two security guards come upon the open coffin and they too believe that the mummy has been stolen. What else could sane men think? By the time they realize the unbelievable truth, it's far too late for them to do anything . . . ever again.

The walking dead!

Now Amara is once again freed from the cramped confines of her coffin, free to walk the earth, free to stalk her prey. Free to kill. Nothing can satisfy her deadly bloodlust. And no one can stop her. You cannot kill what is already dead.

Title:To Wake the Dead
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780843954685
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  • mark monday

    richard laymon, idiot savant, ladles out another another tasty helping of fast-paced horror, amusing & ridiculous banter, inexplicable character motivation, bloody mayhem, sexual torture, horny juveni...

  • Nick

    This is my first Laymon novel and I call myself a horror fan!?! Laymon has been writing his brand (and it is a very distinctive brand) of horror books since the 80's and it is only now, in 2017, that ...

  • Kimberly

    TO WAKE THE DEAD, by Richard Laymon had a great premise: Amara, once the princess of Egypt, was put to death and mummified after rumors that she had been granted eternal life. With only the seals of O...

  • Robjr73

    After reading more than a dozen Laymon books Ive determined that you have to go into one of his novels with a few rules in mind:#1 Do not take his novels too seriously. Just...don't.#2 Expect a ton of...

  • Jon Recluse

    Not Laymon's best work, but still a fun read by a master....

  • Michael

    She has lain, untouched, for centuries, confined to a tomb where the walls have been painted with pigs' blood, her name excised from the hieroglyphs. She is Amara: wife to Mentuhotep the First, consor...

  • Ms. Nikki

    A nice in-between read where your brain can relax and you can just have fun. The multiple storylines didn't blend so well together, but I got the gist. There were a couple of what-the-hee-haw moments ...

  • Frank

    Richard Laymon is one of my guilty pleasures. His novels are for the most part ridiculous and are always filled with lots of sex and gore, but I can't help turning the pages when I get into one of his...

  • Dan

    This was my first time reading Laymon. To be honest I almost DNFed this due to the first half of this book having little to do with the mummy, Amara. The author introduces way too many characters and ...

  • Drew

    Entertaining as always, though some of the interconnecting storylines didn't make a lot of sense and one wasn't resolved....