In this second book of short stories the mortician’s funeral planner attempts to make friends outside the neighborhood by joining a steampunk club and meets a STEAMPUNK MAN. It takes a thief to help the wailing witch’s son in BOOKSTORE GEEK. And long ago and far away the prince of CLOCKWORK PIGEONS finds a new skill. Looking for a TIME LINK can be a dangerous choice. It’s a twisted road from spurned wife to LAST MOTHER. And as for TARVIK AND THE TREBUCHET, our boy finds a whole new use for an old machine.