Jackaby

Jackaby

by William Ritter

Hardback Publication Date: 16/09/2014

 
"Miss Rook, I am not an occultist," Jackaby said. "I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion--and there are many illusions. All the world's a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain."

A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2014

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 it's a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police--with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane--deny.

Doctor Who meets Sherlock in a debut novel, the first in a series, brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

"The rich world of this debut demands sequels." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
ISBN:
9781616203535
9781616203535
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
16-09-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Algonquin Young Readers
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
211x147x30mm
Weight:
0.48kg
William Ritter

William Ritter is an Oregon author and educator. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.

The Dire King is the fourth and final book in his acclaimed New York Times bestselling Jackaby series.

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