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rank 2913
word count 11042
date submitted 19.06.2010
date updated 21.03.2011
genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantas...
classification: moderate
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The Titanic's Mummy

David J Smith writing as David Worthy

An Egyptian Mummy rampaging around the ship and an uncontrollable coal fire means the Titanic is a ship that is on the brink of disaster.

 

Insurance Investigator Richard Mallory is sent to investigate a robbery at Rainsbury Hall where among a number of items taken is a valuable black scarab. The initial suspects are Professor Charles Montacute and his daughter Jazmine who appear to be making good their escape to New York via the Titanic. On the boat train to Southampton, Mallory discovers that the key to the mystery is a four thousand Egyptian Mummy brought to life by a combination of science and ancient magic. The creature is to be used to reclaim Egyptian artefacts and, invoke revenge on some passengers who have been deemed to have plundered Egyptian heritage. So, Mallory boards the Titanic, ready for the adventure of his life. However, unbeknown to him, there is a very different danger ahead; as the Titanic is a ship which is heading for disaster – for below decks in the forward coal bunker, a devastating fire that threatens the very safety of the ship and all those on board.

 
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adventure, alternative history, astor, atlantic, belfast, blue riband, britannic, cairo, captain, carpathia, cunard, egypt, egyptian, fantasy, franken...

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writingbear wrote 1129 days ago

David,
Your book grabbed my attention. I'm intrigued with Egypt and mummies! Good luck and happy writing.

Dwain-Thomas

DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
MY GENTLEMAN FRIEND

billysunday wrote 971 days ago

You get right straight to business! Love how the mummy is in the opening scene! Great story. Reminds me of Raiders, The Mummy, and The Librarian. Always enjoyed thrillers with supernatural and academic elements.
Dina of Halo of the Damned and The Last Degree

T J Brown wrote 975 days ago

A curious blend of concepts and exciting from the outset! The appearance of the mummy so early on is a great hook. I have a soft spot for anything Egypt-related and this is charming. Congrats on the self-publishing.

TJB

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

writingbear wrote 1129 days ago

David,
Your book grabbed my attention. I'm intrigued with Egypt and mummies! Good luck and happy writing.

Dwain-Thomas

DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS
MY GENTLEMAN FRIEND

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Thanks for your message regarding 'The Titanic's Mummy' - Just to let you know that I have, in the end, decided to self publish this novel, out 31st May 2011. Please check the main website www.thetitanicsmymmy.com for full details.

Owen Quinn wrote 1394 days ago

Fantastic, this almost reads like a |Doctor Who adventure meets Indiana Jones. Bloody Billiant!

James Dudley-Smith wrote 1394 days ago

This looks great. Mallory, Murder, Mummy, Mystery, Magic, and we all want More.

lizjrnm wrote 1395 days ago

Talented writing with a riveting plot! I am having a great Sunday afternoon reading what you have uploaded - thanx! Backed with pleasure.

Liz
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Barry Wenlock wrote 1398 days ago

A lovely twist on the Titanic theme, well-written, lively and thoroughly entertaining.
Backed with pleasure,
Barry
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Despinas1 wrote 1399 days ago

Backed
Helen

Andrew Burans wrote 1400 days ago

You set the tone perfectly for your story perfectly in the openning chapter - you use just the right amount of foreshadowing and then the unexpected Professor' s fight with the Mummy. Well done. Your work is character rich, I really like the storyline of combining the Mummy and the Titanic, and your imaginative writing makes this fantasy a pleasure to read. Backed.

Andrew Burans
The Reluctant Warrior: The Beginning

Melcom wrote 1401 days ago

What a fascinating concept you've conjured up here. A story riddles with suspense and an absolute pleasure to read.

Great premise and characterisation makes this a book very easy to shelve.
Melxxx
Impeding Justice.

Burgio wrote 1401 days ago

TITANIC’S MUMMY
This is a new and different update on the Titanic disaster. As if the iceberg isn’t trouble enough, a mummy is on board to cause even more. Fortunately, the mummy isn’t too bright (his mission is to kill, not to think). Bottom line: this has good characters and cleaver plotting. Makes it a good read. I’m adding this to my shelf. Burgio (Grain of Salt).

yasmin esack wrote 1401 days ago

THE TITANIC MUMMY
Historical fiction at its finest. You talent is very obvious and you are one great story teller. Intriguing and suspenseful with great charcterizations and atmosphere. Very impressive.

Happy to support

Eveleen wrote 1402 days ago

Backed.

Boothby28 wrote 1403 days ago

Absolutely loved what was posted and left me hungry for more !!!! A really good style of writing, with strong characterization and attention to detail (loved the modern day references Afghanistan & insurance companies refusing to pay up!) A horror story, set on Titanic, possibly being released in time for the 100th anniversary in 2012 is going to have SERIOUS commercial appeal.

SusieGulick wrote 1403 days ago

Dear David, I love the idea of a mummy on the Titanic - I couldn't help but have a huge smile & my eyes spartkles. :) Your pitch is excellent, so set the hook for me to read your book. :) When you use short paragraphs & lots of dialogue, it makes me want to keep reading to find out what's going to happen next. I'm backing your book. :)
Could you please take a moment to back my TWO memoir books? Thanks, Susie :)

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