Marcus Holborn is a unique and Provocative author.
Welcome to his website.

I believe writing should have a purpose, and a story a reason for being told. I also love the adventure that writing can bring. New worlds can be explored, new people met, magical experiences can be had. Without such opportunity I would not be able to breathe, with it, even in troubled times, I know there will always be somewhere I can visit, explore, and run amok in.

I think without doubt that the journey I have made to this point has been invaluable to me both as a human being and as a writer, for the things I have witnessed, the lessons I have learned and the knowledge I have gained are elements I would hope can be found in my writing. Being homeless and experiencing life on the street is an obvious example, but there are many others too.

Much of my quest for understanding has a spiritual slant, something that is in evidence in my writing. A search for greater meaning has encompassed the majority of my adult life, and continues to do so. The characters I create are often extensions of this, searching out meaning for me as they tackle whatever adventure or challenge confronts them.

have a look round and find out about my books, why i wrote them and extra bits about the characters and stories.

New Release...

Victorian England, 1850.

Meet Bob and Verity Charleston, funeral parlour owners, Lord and Lady of the Manor, and killer entrepreneurs, literally. They've got it all, the gothic mansion, the odd slave or two, a psychotic butler, and a young daughter whose only aspiration is to follow in mum and dad's blood curdling footsteps.
Life's one big, kick ass opportunity in Victorian London when you know how to prey on the greedy, the prideful and the staggeringly ignorant. The Charleston's have got it down. And when you’ve a purpose built operating theatre in the west wing you might as well use it.

Then there's Letty Sturrock, a Whitechapel prostitute who happens to be a bit miffed that her estranged parents have not only vanished, but have bequeathed their entire business and livelihood to a skeletal nutcase going by the name of Skertal Pearl.
But good fortune smiles on those who make their living in rancid whorehouses, that is if you count the arrival of a professional waster as being something positive in your life.

Which brings us to Algernon Reibaker, who collapses drunkenly in front of Letty before he even manages to unbutton his trousers. When he wakes he promptly loses a rather unfortunate bet - one that finds him agreeing to solve the mysterious disappearance of Letty’s parents.

Together, Letty and Algernon embark on an adventure that leads them inside the dark, menacing underbelly hidden beneath the grandiose wonder of England's Industrial Revolution.
It isn't long before they begin to uncover the secrets of the violently twisted Charleston's, a family who will stop at nothing in their quest for wealth and power.

Meddling in their affairs is the gravest mistake of all.

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[un]Lucky Girl

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