by Jon Clinch
Discover the twisted origins of Marley and Scrooge
“Marley was dead, to begin with,” Charles Dickens tells us at the beginning of A Christmas Carol. But in this ingenious novel, Jacob Marley, business partner to Ebenezer Scrooge, is very much alive.
Marley and Scrooge meet as youths in the gloomy confines of Professor Drabb’s Academy for Boys, where Marley initiates the innocent Scrooge into the gentle art of extortion. Years later, in the dank heart of London, they amass a considerable fortune of dubious legality. Fueled by greed, the two men engage in a shadowy war of deception, false identities, forged documents, and cold-blooded murder. Marley and Scrooge are destined to clash in an unforgettable reckoning that will echo into the future and set the stage for Marley’s ghostly return.
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|Release Date:||October 8, 2019|