The Humbug Murders

The Humbug Murders

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Ebenezer Scrooge from Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol investigates a shocking murder--before he becomes the next victim--in this playful mystery in a new series from a New York Times bestselling author.

Scrooge considers himself a rational man with a keen sense of deductive reasoning developed from years of business dealings. But that changes one night when he's visited by the ghost of his former boss and friend, Fezziwig, who mysteriously warns him that three more will die, and ultimately Ebenezer himself--if he doesn't get to the bottom of a vast conspiracy.

When he wakes the next day, Scrooge discovers that not only is Fezziwig dead, but he's under arrest as all evidence points toward himself: Scrooge's calling card was found in the cold, dead hand of Fezziwig's body, and someone scribbled "HUMBUG" in blood on the floor nearby.

Now, Scrooge must race against the pocket watch to clear his name, protect his interests, and find out who killed his last true friend--before the "Humbug Killer" strikes again. Joining Scrooge in his adventures is a spunky sidekick named Adelaide, who matches his wits at every turn, plus the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Belle, Pickwick, and even Charles Dickens himself as a reporter dealing in the lurid details of London's alleyway crimes.

Full of action and wry humor, The Humbug Murders is a fun take on a classic character--Scrooge as you've never seen him before.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2015.
Pocket Books 2015
Edition: First Pocket Books paperback edition.
ISBN: 9781476792347
1476792348
Branch Call Number: PBM OLIVER
813.6000
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 18 cm.

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Alyssa_RR
Mar 25, 2018

Took parts of a Christmas story and twisted in mystery. I enjoyed it a lot!

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MomofMac
Jun 20, 2017

Two stars for the great idea.

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Nerthus
Nov 30, 2015

A great read. I didn't want to put it down. If you like, and know, stories by Charles Dickens then you'll appreciate this fresh take on Ebenezer Scrooge. It'll be on my list of "Seasonal stories" from now on for sure.

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