(TO SAY NOTHING OF THE MUMMY THAT WAS AND THE CAT IN THE JAR)
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 the situation turns to mummies. What is Alessandro’s real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
In this short story, New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of her beloved steampunk Parasolverse.
If you have ever wondered about Alexia’s father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures, character, and romantic interests. (9000 words ~ 15 pages). First published online (2012), reprint in The Book of the Dead (2013), Mammoth Book of the Mummy (2017) and Clockwork Cairo (2017).
About the Author
Ms. Carriger began writing in order 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 now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by a harem of Armenian lovers, where she insists on tea imported directly from London and cats that pee into toilets. She is fond of teeny tiny hats and tropical fruit.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fun read. Like everything I've read by Gail!!
Gail carriger did it again!
Delightful story about her father - I've read everything in the Parasol Protectorate series, so I was just so happy to see this short story pop up. I read it in one go. If you're a Carriger fan, you'll love it. Lots of action and adventure.