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by William Ritter
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Booklovers Escape
Booklovers Escape rated it 4 years ago
Abigail Rook is our main character. R.F. Jackaby is her eccentric employer. Charlie Cane is a junior detective in the police force. Marlowe is Charlie's boss and head of the police force. Commissioner Swift is Marlowe's boss. PIC.(Person In Charge) Abigail Rook is a naïve young woman that has lef...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it 4 years ago
This book was a little slow to start. However I find that because the characters are so interesting and have their own quirks you find yourself sticking to the story because they’re so fascinating. When I was reading about Jackaby and his character he bears the resemblance of an unorthodox detect...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 5 years ago
There's a strong Sherlock influence here, and it reads a bit like Lockwood & co., and also Spiderwick. I enjoyed the plot which moves along briskly. For no very good reason, I decided early on that Jackaby was Matt Smith (his more clownlike moments as the Doctor), and Abigail is scrappy little Jenna...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 5 years ago
One who can see the ordinary is extraordinary indeed, Abigail Rook. - Chapter 8 That little slip of paper had turned out to be my ticket into a more remarkable world than I could have imagined. - Chapter 11 I wondered which was sadder, leaving someone to cry after you when you were gone, or not ...
Tessa's Blog
Tessa's Blog rated it 5 years ago
It is not a secret that I am a huge fan of BBC's cult favorite TV show, Doctor Who. I love the atmosphere of the extraordinary and mysterious that the show perfectly maintains. The Doctor's adventures are the perfect mixture of aliens, time travel, and the impossible. The TV show is honestly one of ...
The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it 5 years ago
This book reminded me of why I read. Why, as a child, I could immerse myself in the world my book created and not come out for hours (sadly, as an adult, that feeling is more and more elusive and I’m rarely left alone by the other humans in my life long enough to read for hours). But. This book. I l...
The Flutterby Room
The Flutterby Room rated it 5 years ago
JACKABY by William Ritter is the first book in the Jackaby series. It tells the story of newly arrived English immigrant Abigail Rook, who arrives in New Fiddleham, New England at the start of the book. Whilst looking for a place to work, Abigail comes across an ad for an assistant. Having no luck a...
The Book Junkie
The Book Junkie rated it 5 years ago
I purchased a copy of Jackaby after seeing it reviewed on several blogs in the same week. The description of it being a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a quick sell for me since I adore both.Jackaby himself was immediately likable and in him I recognized little pieces...
NightLizard's Cave
NightLizard's Cave rated it 6 years ago
YOU GOT ME, I AM TRULY AND FULLY YOURS! SHERLOCK MEETS PENNY DREADFUL and I really do not need anything more.I found myself something special, something that is a 100% MINE and I can not even tell how happy I am there would be a second book. I am a fan of a detective/thriller books and fantasy and ...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 6 years ago
Review to come someday. But this was very legit.
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