'In Laymon's books blood doesn't so much drip as explode, splatter and coagulate' Independent
'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King
Amara, Princess of Egypt, lies in her coffin in the Charles Wood museum. She's been dead for 4000 years. Or has she Barney, the nightwatchman, is the first to discover the mummy's coffin has been broken open. It seems grave-robbers are at work, so it's a pity that Barney can't tell the authorities - the dead can't testify to anything. Now Amara is free again and nothing can kill her...
'In Laymon's books, blood doesn't so much as drip as explode, splatter and coagulate' - Independent
'No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes' - Dean Koontz
'A gut-crunching writer' - Time Out
Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE. He died in February 2001.