Author: William Ritter
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: ARC Paperback
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Published: Releases on Sep. 16 2014
Description: “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.”
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 William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.
Review: Jackaby did remind me of Sherlock, to his trench coat, his hat, and weird personality, love him. I really like Abigail Rook, she wants adventure, she wants do to something that isn't boring and then she finds it by becoming the assistant. Now about the plot, I loved it. I wasn't expecting that plot twist. I don't if it was just me but I felt that the color Red was Symbol to the creature who was killing people. Besides Supernatural creatures there is a ghost and a duck with an interesting background. I really want to read more with these characters. More of there Supernatural adventures and more on their backgrounds.
4.5 ouf of 5 Stars