The Book of the Dead On Sale Tomorrow


The Book of the Dead goes on sale tomorrow!


The paperback cover



This is a collection of short stories featurning mummies. It includes an original Parasol Protectorate short about Alessandro Tarabotti in Egypt called The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t, The Mummy that Was, and the Cat in the Jar.

More information about the Alessandro story in my original blog post on the subject and more about the collection at Jurassic London.

Your Burning Questions Answered!

  • The paperback is UK trade sized. I don’t know the exact measurements, trade sizing is a mystery to everyone.
  • The ebooks are available for Kindle and also on Kobo and Spacewitch (I don’t know about B&N or Smashwords, ask the publisher).
  • Stories are not available to buy individually.
  • The fancy mummified hardback versions were limited edition special order only. If you didn’t do it when I originally posted about it then I advice you to remember that old adage: The early bird catches the dung beetle rolling the sun. Or something.
The hardback under the wrapping


The hardcover is big and very dark blue and, as you can tell, has gold hieroglyphics on the front.

Launch Event Tomorrow Night!

There is a Launch Event tomorrow evening in London to meet some of the contributors. I will not be there. But egyptologists, authors, and readers will be turning out in force, and it looks like it will be a great evening ~ I hope you can join them and report back to me. I demand pictures!
Tuesday, 29 October – 7 pm.
Phoenix Artist Club Phoenix Artist Club
(off Tottenham Court Road, on Phoenix Street) in London
“Egyptological flair” is encouraged but not mandatory

P.S. Tor.com seems to like my offering:
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t, The Mummy That Was, and The Cat in the Jar” takes the cake. In addition to bearing the best title of all The Book of the Dead’s short stories, Gail Carriger’s narrative is one of the standouts of the entire affair. I haven’t read any of the Parasol Protectorate books, but I’m keen as can be now, if this terrific tale of a mummified werewolf is any indication of their greatness.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .


Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Cufflinks  1890s  1stdibs.com

Your Tisane of Smart . . .
Things You Never Knew You Needed: An Ornamental Hermit

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

Waistcoats & Weaponry ~ The Finishing School Book the Third: Almost done!
Curtsies & Conspiracies
~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Release date Nov. 5, 2013. 
Etiquette & Espionage
~ trade paperback will be available in the US October 13, 2013

~ Soulless Vol. 3: (AKA Blameless) Available serialized through YenPlus. Print edition Nov. 19 2013. 
~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Delayed. Why? Begin rewrite in 2014.


The Books!


The Parasol Protectorate Series: 1 Soulless, 2 Changeless, 3 Blameless, 4 Heartless, 5 Timeless
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series!
Please DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!

The Parasol Protectorate omnibus hardback editions
Volume 1 (Books 1-3), Volume 2 (Books 4-5)
Parasol Protectorate Series manga graphic novels
The Finishing School Series: Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies (Nov. 5, 2013)
 $0.99 ebook only short stories: Marine Biology, My Sister’s Song, and Fairy Debt


Crudrat Kickstarter going on October 1 ~ 31, 2013

Book News:
Did you see the music video for Curtsies & Conspiracies. Isn’t it amazing?

Quote of the Day:

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”

~ Les Brown

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