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"A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes."
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 fiancé, 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!