On Christmas Eve, billionaire Caleb Gould is the most hateful and hated man in the world… And loves it.
Everyone knows and loves Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the story of Christmas-loathing miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who hated humanity but finally found his own.
Caleb Gould is no Victorian miser, but a thoroughly modern kingpin of materialism whose actions have damaged generations of ordinary people. No wonder three unusual spirits descend on this monster of greed’s Manhattan penthouse on Christmas Eve. Can mere ghosts, including that of an uncommon “common man,” find a heart and soul where heedless luxury and endless avarice are in residence? And what made Caleb lock his conscience away with his billions?
“Carole Nelson Douglas’s variation on the Scrooge theme is particularly apt this year of Occupy Wall Street. Her miser is a Wall St. billionaire named Caleb Gould who has left devastation in his wake… Like everything Carole Douglas writes, A Wall Street Christmas Carol is a generous, imaginative, compelling, colorful story…full of good spirit and insight into the human heart. Douglas’s newly minted spirits are especially clever–particularly the J. P. Morgan that emerges from a photo portrait, eager to haul Gould’s sorry keister on a upbraiding tour of his sordid past. Just a terrific little book.”—D. R. Martin
The author of almost sixty novels—mystery, thriller, fantasy, science fiction and mainstream, Carole has been nominated for or won more than fifty writing awards. Her New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Good Night, Mr. Holmes, launched the first mystery/suspense series to feature a Sherlockian woman protagonist, Irene Adler.
Carole currently writes two bestselling series set in a Las Vegas worlds apart: the contemporary Midnight Louie feline PI mysteries and the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies set in a Vegas from Hell in 2013. Carole enjoys mixing mystery and danger with humor and underlying social issues.