An Alexia Tarabotti novel
Alexia Maccon, now known as the Lady Maccon, awakens in the wee hours
of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep
like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he
disappears – leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural
soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and
an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her into the backwater of ugly waistcoats and Scotland, she is prepared: resurrecting ghosts, exposing a French spy, and unearthing the mysteries of a stolen Egyptian mummy.
She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.
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.
The Parasol Protectorate consists of five primary works, and includes one additional book that complement the series but is not considered mandatory reads. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.