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Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel - William Ritter
Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel
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The highly anticipated follow-up to the “rich world”* of the “lighthearted and assured debut,”† featuring an “irresistible character”‡ whose first thrilling and original adventure “demands sequels.”*“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve... show more
The highly anticipated follow-up to the “rich world”* of the “lighthearted and assured debut,”† featuring an “irresistible character”‡ whose first thrilling and original adventure “demands sequels.”*“I’ve found very little about private detective R. F. Jackaby to be standard in the time I’ve known him. Working as his assistant tends to call for a somewhat flexible relationship with reality.” In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby are called upon to investigate the supernatural. First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781616203542 (1616203544)
ASIN: 1616203544
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
4.0 Beastly Bones
Oh my goodness, this series is so much fun! I loved this second book every bit as much as the first. It was great to see Abigail assert herself more and get to flex her paleontology muscles and get a glimpse of what might have been had her first fateful dig not failed so miserably. Still, I can’t be...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
3.0 I was expecting a more darker tone
So it may help to read the first one in order to grasp a bit of understanding of the character relationships and the overall plot (there’s a main one underneath the layers here) ***Possible spoilers here you’ve been warned*** I loved the first one, really liked the characters and Jackaby’s quirk...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.0
Back to New Fiddleham, New England with Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R.F. Jackaby, supernatural investigator. From shape shifters disguised as kitten-fish to a dig for dinosaurs and a great of suspicious deaths, this book has a lot going on. But, in the end, it all ties together. I lik...
The Book Junkie
The Book Junkie rated it
5.0 Beastly Bones: A Jackaby Novel
Beastly Bones is the sequel to Jackaby by William Ritter and continues to follow Jackaby and his assistant, Abigail Rook as they solve yet another supernatural mystery. While I felt the first book was engaging from the start, this one took a few chapters to get into. However, that being said, once i...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
3.5 Beastly Bones
While not nearly as fantastic as Jackaby, I still greatly enjoyed revisiting these characters and their world. There's still murder and mystery and ducks , with the addition of a frustratingly feminist reporter and also fish kittens and some deuced odd bones. We revisit old friends and gain some new...
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