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Jackaby - William Ritter
Jackaby
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“Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” —Chicago Tribune Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural... show more
“Sherlock Holmes crossed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” —Chicago Tribune Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary--including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby’s assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer is on the loose. The police are convinced it’s an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain the foul deeds are the work of the kind of creature whose very existence the local authorities--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--seem adamant to deny.“The rich world of this debut demands sequels.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “We honestly couldn’t put it down.” —Nerdist.com “Toss together an alternate 19th-century New England city, a strong tradition of Sherlockian pastiche, and one seriously ugly hat, and this lighthearted and assured debut emerges, all action and quirk.” —Publishers Weekly • A Top Ten Fall ’14 Kids’ Indie Next Pick • A 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Book for Young Adults • A 2015 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Title • A 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award Winner • A 2015–2016 Georgia Peach Award Nominee • A Junior Library Guild Selection
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781616205461 (1616205466)
ASIN: 1616205466
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
4.0 Jackaby
This book was an unexpected delight. It’s nothing new or groundbreaking; just your standard Sherlockian detective novel with a supernatural twist. But goodness me, it’s fun! And full of memorable characters, both living and formerly living, human and formerly human. Jackaby is adorably insufferable ...
 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
3.0 Jackaby reads like a sort of Mad Hatter/Sherlock Holmes mashed up with Ghost Hunters...maybe???
Book Title: Jackaby Author: William Ritter Narration: Nicola Barber Series: Jackaby #1 Genre: Mystery, YA, Fantasy Setting: New Fiddleham, New England 1892 Source: Audiobook (Library) ⇝Add to Goodreads⇜ ⇝Book Theme Song⇜ ♫Theme to Elementary the TV show on CBS --what can I s...
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
4.0 Jackaby
I would probably have given this book a solid five-star review if the mystery had been better. But I figured out the bad guy very early on and then I just waited for everyone to catch on. But, despite that I really, really enjoyed this book.William Ritter has created a superb paranormal world with w...
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4.0 Review: Jackaby!
At A GlanceGenre: Young Adult; Mystery; ParanormalLove Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.Cliff Hanger: (again, i need to be quicker on reviews, i don't remember)Rating: 3.5 StarsScore SheetCover: 10/10Plot: 8/10Characters: 7/10World Building: 8/10Flow: 6/10Series Congruity: n/aTotal: 7/10In DepthBest Part:...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
0.0 Trite and uninspiring mess.
Abandoned. I have never read a book that so grossly borrowed from other sources. This book reads like a combination of Supernatural, with its absurd and quirky content, coupled with an extreme reliance on Sherlock (BBC). The supernatural elements are not as advertised, and come as close to scary as ...
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