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The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t

Parasolverse Short in Short Story

(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.

New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of her beloved steampunk Parasolverse.

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?

If you have ever wondered about Alexia’s father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures, character, and romantic interests.

(Quick read: 9000 words ~ 15 pages.)

Available in print form as a special extra in Romancing the Werewolf.

First published online (2012), reprint in The Book of the Dead (2013), Mammoth Book of the Mummy (2017) and Clockwork Cairo (2017).

Are you interested in more about Alessandro Tarabotti?

Gail’s blog posts & articles on this character.

Pinterest board with visual inspiration for this story.