Scrooge and Cratchit Detectives

A Dickensian Christmas Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - Historical
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/30/2021
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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Scrooge and Cratchit Detectives: A Dickensian Christmas Mystery by Curt Locklear is a charming foray into a Christmas classic with a sleuthing Scrooge solving a murder. Taking place two years after the events of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge has spent the time since transforming himself into a good person. His visit from the ghost of an old friend and messages from three Christmas ghosts took him out of his grumpy exterior and melted his heart with kindness. A lot has changed over the last couple of years and Scrooge is pleased with his progress, but his life is shaken by another visit from Jacob Marley's ghost, who tasks him with an important job. It's up to him to help his friend Hezekiah Hiram Grumbles who has been accused of murder. Scrooge assembles a team with his business partner Bob Cratchit, his nephew Frederick, and shady office boy Lockie to help prove that Hezekiah is innocent.

Spend another Christmas with Scrooge as Curt Locklear expands on the story you know with a new addition in the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. Locklear has captured a new Scrooge who has since become a better partner, boss, friend, and neighbor to those around him. The writing and tone reflect the style of Dickens' original work with the same ghostly presence and Christmas spirit woven into every aspect. Intricate details throughout the story create the same feeling and spirit of A Christmas Carol with an assortment of characters reflecting the setting. Locklear takes the little elements that are beloved about A Christmas Carol and the world that Dickens created with elements and characters for a new take on the character of Ebenezer Scrooge. This is a charming mystery with Scrooge taking on a new adventure with sleuthing, investigative, and suspenseful elements. Scrooge and Cratchit Detectives dives into the world that Dickens created, only this time with an improved Scrooge solving a murder mystery.