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

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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?

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

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Overview

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?

In this short story, New York Times Bestselling Author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of one of her most beloved characters. If you have ever wondered about Alexia's father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures and character. This story was first published in The Book of the Dead, a Jurassic London anthology. 8,300 words.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149756940
  • Publisher: Parasol Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2014
  • Series: Parasol Protectorate Series , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,412
  • File size: 25 KB

Meet the Author

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. Gail's books are published in over a dozen different languages and she received the Prix Julia Verlanger from French readers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2014

    Fun Short Story

    If you liked Alexia Tarabotti in the Parasol Protectorate Series, you'll get a kick out of her father, Alessandro. As always, Carriger delivers an entertaining tale with interesting characters and a wow ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2014

    This was a super fun peak into the life of Alexia father. You he

    This was a super fun peak into the life of Alexia father. You heard all about him through out the main books, but to actually see him at work was wonderful. Thanks you so much Gail for giving us this glimpse at him and for also seeing Floote. To see these two gentlemen together was a wonderful treat.
    I would love to see more books from this point of view for sure!!! This is a great accompaniment to the other five books in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Kaylin's beginnings

    Really satisfying 92 page novella about Kaylin's first few days with the Hawks.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2014

    After reading and re-reading (and re-re-reading) the Parasol Pro

    After reading and re-reading (and re-re-reading) the Parasol Protectorate series, stumbling upon a short story featuring Alessandro Tarrabotti was an unexpected treat. If you miss the thrill of beginning a fresh adventure awash with preternatural intrigue, try this short (regrettably short!) story featuring her father, the fabulous Floote, a mummy, and (of course) a mystery. The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t does not disappoint.

    Although, to the esteemed Ms. Carriger, we cry MORE! We want more Alessandro adventures! (Pretty please.).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Excellent Paranormal Espionage Short Story

    This stand-alone prequel short story features Alessandro Tarabotti, the father of the main character from The Parasol Protectorate series. Like his daughter, he is pragmatic and logical, though far more ruthless and self-interested. He reminds me of a cross between James Bond and The Man With No Name.

    The story itself is quick and highly entertaining. I definitely recommend it to Carriger's fans, and I hope that she writes more adventures starring Alessandro. -- lyradora

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Too short

    Should have been called a chapter in a book. Isn't really a short story because it doesn't tell a full story. Gail Carriger writing is her typical, fun style. I look forward to reading more about Father Tarabotti, but would like more next time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Lovely

    Ok, now I want more information on Allesandro and his exploits...

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    Posted November 5, 2014

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