“A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes,” – SF Revu
Guy Fawkes is back and this time it’s a toss up who’s going to be blown up first – Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective.
But Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness.
Only a detective with a rare brain – and Reggie’s is amongst the rarest – could possibly solve this ‘five-cocktail problem.’ With the aid of Reeves, his automaton valet, Emmeline, his suffragette fiancée, and Farquharson, a reconstituted dog with an issue with Anglicans, Reggie sets out to save both Queen Victoria and the Empire.
This 19,000 word novella is the sequel to the WSFA Small Press Award finalist, What Ho, Automaton!
“I find that a good book is enjoyable by the end of the first chapter. This book was good by the end of the first SENTENCE – ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a chap in possession of a suffragette fiancee is in need of a pair of bolt cutters.’ As you can guess this story is a treasure trove of homages as well as just a jolly good romp. Treat yourself to this joyride.” – Media Junkie
“Funny, extremely well-written, short and sweet. All those words come to mind after reading this little masterpiece.” – zjordi
“A delightful mix of comedy and conundrums.” – SF Revu