Chantelle Messier is an avid researcher and reader of Victorian history and literature. Currently a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Connecticut, she has written in a number of genres including fantasy, historical fiction, and steampunk. Look for her work in print in the upcoming Obverse Book of Detectives, February 2013.
Shalaby W. Shalaby regards it as his civic duty to investigate the grave incident of the counterfeited ladies' hats. His companion, Byron Fecklace, inventor of the Gatling sword, does not consider the matter nearly so pressing. With the help of a dime novel and a dumb waiter, let us hope they can vanquish the diabolical spectre that awaits them in the UNNATURAL MANOR.