Back From the Dead: Mummies and Other Creepy Creatures
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A Scattering of Jades
by Alexander C. Irvine
In 1835, an attempted human sacrifice goes awry, sparking a fire that consumes much of Manhattan and destroys journalist Archie Prescott's home and family. Stephen Bishop, a slave exploring a Kentucky cave system, discovers a peculiar Aztec mummy that seems, sometimes, to move. A complex conspiracy involving Aaron Burr, P.T. Barnum, Tammany Hall, Irish gangsters, and a traveling medicine man will bring together Archie, Stephen, an accursed girl who may be Archie's daughter, and ferocious Aztec deities in the underworld of Mammoth Cave, in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of the earth.
by S. P. Somtow
This tale is set in a slightly altered nineteenth-century U.S. in which zombies, werewolves and other were-creatures, and possession by evil spirits are as real as Abraham Lincoln or Walt Whitman (who are major characters). The plot involves a multiple-viewpoint narrative and the concept of wandering souls and those who can see and wish to control such entities.
The Mummy's Ransom
by Fred Hunter
A controversial exhibit of Chinchorro mummies is about to open in Chicago. The mummies - dating from 2000 to 7000 BC - are incredibly fragile, making their transportation and display very risky. When it is reported that a mummy is moving around the exhibit at night, Chicago Police Detective Jeremy Ransom is assigned to find out what's going on.