A Pretty Mouth is a stylistic tour-de-force through Lovecraftish horror (without all that annoying rascism and sexism) and Georgian, Edwardian, and Victorian styles. It’s also really damn good. The collection begins with a Wodehouse mash-up that would have Sir Pelham spitting tentacles from his grave. Jeeves goes… I can’t even explain it. The entire collection is layered with the metaphysical, each new story bringing a different, excellent stylistic variation, stepping a bit further back into Calipash history, explaining bits of the prior story. Even the author’s notes leave doubt as to what’s real and what’s not. Go buy this book.