The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar

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A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate.

Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat? More

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About Gail Carriger

New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London. She is fond of teeny tiny hats and tropical fruit.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. The Custard Protocol books are Prudence (March 2015) and Imprudence (2016). Her young adult Finishing School books are: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies, Waistcoats & Weaponry, Manners & Mutiny (Nov. 2015).

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Review by: CaanE on Oct. 01, 2014 :
What a delightful read, I ate it up rather quickly much to my dismay. I felt many more emotions than I expected from a short read and the implications it's set in my mind will have me reeling for days! I feel the need to read the Parasol Protectorate series again.

All in all I loved it, I find myself craving more Alessandro Tarabotti adventures and wonderfully silly titles.

(btw Happy 5th Birthday Soulless)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Cora Linn on July 08, 2014 :
5 Words: Mysterious, Egypt, knob-head, fisticuffs, were-WHAT?

My thoughts about Alessandro Tarabotti seem to have been right - he's a bit of a knob-head. But it's all good. This is a very quick read, but full of the wit I've come to expect from the author. The voice is definitely different from that of Alecia.

I loved this short about Alexia's father and Floote. It was fun and paved the way for so much MORE in this already fantastic world. It revealed a little more about the history of the characters and how the world was developing.

I hope there are more shorts based on Alessandro. I'd happily read them all. I loved how much of a dick he was.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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