This is the first in a brand new series of novelettes from Hersham Horror Books, and if the rest of the series is half as good as this one then we are all in for a treat. Taking its cue from the classic films of the Universal monsters The Curse of The Mummy is a wonderfully evocative tale of ancient curses and dames and damsels in distress.
Maynard Sims has crafted a tale which captures the essence of all those black and white mummy films to perfection. Set in a London which is recovering from the blitz, Sims has captured the sights, sounds and smells of this era perfectly, in an extremely gripping tale. The Mummy is a sadly underused monster in fiction. Something which has been rather splendidly addressed in this deeply satisfying tale. I for one am really looking forward the the rest of this series.